Presenting The 93rd Academy Awards Winners

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The Academy Awards finished their 93rd Annual Ceremony just a short time ago and while we didn’t watch as it happened, we now present the winners list for you in the rundown you will find below. I watched a short bit of it and it felt very sterile but that is what we are faced with nowadays since nothing is being done in the fashion that so many of us enjoy. There wasn’t an actual host this year and I’d have to say that there wasn’t any real debate about this based on the circumstances. Let’s take a look at the list shall we? I will return at the close with some additional opinion.

Best Picture:
“The Father” David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi and Philippe Carcassonne, Producers
“Judas and the Black Messiah” Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler, Producers
“Mank” Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth and Douglas Urbanski, Producers
“Minari” Christina Oh, Producer
WINNER – “Nomadland” Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, Producers
“Promising Young Woman” Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell and Josey McNamara, Producers
“Sound of Metal” Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche, Producers
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” Marc Platt and Stuart Besser, Producers

Best Director:
“Another Round” Thomas Vinterberg
“Mank” David Fincher
“Minari” Lee Isaac Chung
WINNER – “Nomadland” Chloé Zhao
“Promising Young Woman” Emerald Fennell

Best Actor:
Riz Ahmed in “Sound of Metal”
Chadwick Boseman in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
WINNER – Anthony Hopkins in “The Father”
Gary Oldman in “Mank”
Steven Yeun in “Minari”

Best Actress:
Viola Davis in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Andra Day in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”
Vanessa Kirby in “Pieces of a Woman”
WINNER – Frances McDormand in “Nomadland”
Carey Mulligan in “Promising Young Woman”

Best Supporting Actor:
Sacha Baron Cohen in “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
WINNER – Daniel Kaluuya in “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Leslie Odom, Jr. in “One Night in Miami…”
Paul Raci in “Sound of Metal”
Lakeith Stanfield in “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Best Supporting Actress:
Maria Bakalova in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
Glenn Close in “Hillbilly Elegy”
Olivia Colman in “The Father”
Amanda Seyfried in “Mank”
WINNER – Yuh-Jung Youn in “Minari”

Best Original Screenplay:
“Judas and the Black Messiah” Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King; Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas
“Minari” Written by Lee Isaac Chung
WINNER – “Promising Young Woman” Written by Emerald Fennell
“Sound of Metal” Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” Written by Aaron Sorkin

Best Adapted Screenplay:
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad
WINNER – “The Father” Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
“Nomadland” Written for the screen by Chloé Zhao
“One Night in Miami…” Screenplay by Kemp Powers

Best Animated Feature Film:
“Onward” Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae
“Over the Moon” Glen Keane, Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou
“A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” Richard Phelan, Will Becher and Paul Kewley
WINNER – “Soul” Pete Docter and Dana Murray
“Wolfwalkers” Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young and Stéphan Roelants

Best International Feature Film:
WINNER – “Another Round” Denmark
“Better Days” Hong Kong
“Collective” Romania
“The Man Who Sold His Skin” Tunisia
“Quo Vadis, Aida?” Bosnia and Herzegovina

Best Documentary Feature Film:
“Collective” Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana
“Crip Camp” Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder
“The Mole Agent” Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibáñez
WINNER – “My Octopus Teacher” Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster
“Time” Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino and Kellen Quinn

Best Documentary Short Subject:
WINNER – “Colette” Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard
“A Concerto Is a Conversation” Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
“Do Not Split” Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook
“Hunger Ward” Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman
“A Love Song for Latasha” Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan

Best Live Action Short Film:
“Feeling Through” Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski
“The Letter Room” Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan
“The Present” Farah Nabulsi
WINNER – “Two Distant Strangers” Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe
“White Eye” Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman

Best Animated Short Film:
“Burrow” Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat
“Genius Loci” Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise
WINNER – “If Anything Happens I Love You” Will McCormack and Michael Govier
“Opera” Erick Oh
“Yes-People” Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson

Best Original Score:
“Da 5 Bloods” Terence Blanchard
“Mank” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
“Minari” Emile Mosseri
“News of the World” James Newton Howard
WINNER – “Soul” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

Best Original Song:
WINNER – “Fight For You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas
“Hear My Voice” from “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite
“Husavik” from “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”
Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson
“Io Sì (Seen)” from “The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)”
Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini
“Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami…”
Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth

Best Sound:
“Greyhound” Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman
“Mank” Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin
“News of the World” Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett
“Soul” Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker
WINNER – “Sound of Metal” Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh

Best Production Design:
“The Father” Production Design: Peter Francis; Set Decoration: Cathy Featherstone
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Production Design: Mark Ricker; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara and Diana Stoughton
WINNER – “Mank” Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
“News of the World” Production Design: David Crank; Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan
“Tenet” Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas

Best Cinematography:
“Judas and the Black Messiah” Sean Bobbitt
WINNER – “Mank” Erik Messerschmidt
“News of the World” Dariusz Wolski
“Nomadland” Joshua James Richards
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” Phedon Papamichael

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
“Emma” Marese Langan, Laura Allen and Claudia Stolze
“Hillbilly Elegy” Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle and Patricia Dehaney
WINNER – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson
“Mank” Gigi Williams, Kimberley Spiteri and Colleen LaBaff
“Pinocchio” Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli and Francesco Pegoretti

Best Costume Design:
“Emma” Alexandra Byrne
WINNER – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Ann Roth
“Mank” Trish Summerville
“Mulan” Bina Daigeler
“Pinocchio” Massimo Cantini Parrini

Best Film Editing:
“The Father” Yorgos Lamprinos
“Nomadland” Chloé Zhao
“Promising Young Woman” Frédéric Thoraval
WINNER – “Sound of Metal” Mikkel E. G. Nielsen
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” Alan Baumgarten

Best Visual Effects:
“Love and Monsters” Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox
“The Midnight Sky” Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins
“Mulan” Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram
“The One and Only Ivan” Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez
WINNER – “Tenet” Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher
“The White Tigers” Written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani

In Memoriam: The segment that lets us reflect on those we lost over the previous year was a staggering one and many of the passings were due to the dreaded Coronavirus. I’ve added the full rundown of names so we might say “Hail and Farewell” and thanks for the work once more.

Cicely Tyson, Ian Holm, Max von Sydow, Cloris Leachman, Yaphet Kotto, Joel Schumacher, Bertrand Tavernier, Jean-Claude Carrière, Olivia de Havilland, Irrfan Khan, Michael Apted, Paula Kelly, Christopher Plummer, Allen Daviau, George Segal, Wilford Brimley, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Marge Champion, Ron Cobb, Shirley Knight, José Luis Diaz, Kelly Preston, Rhonda Fleming, Kelly Asbury, Fred Willard, Hal Holbrook, Kurt Luedtke, Linda Manz, Michael Chapman, Martin Cohen, Kim Ki-duk, Helen McCrory, Ennio Morricone, Thomas Pollock, Carl Reiner, Larry McMurtry, Lynn Shelton, Earl Cameron, Alan Parker, Mike Fenton, Edward S. Feldman, Lynn Stalmaster, Nanci Ryder, Sumner Redstone, Rémy Julienne, Stuart Cornfeld, Ronald L. Schwary, Jonathan Oppenheim, Al Kasha, Charles Gordon, Brian Dennehy, Charles Gregory Ross, Alberto Grimaldi, Johnny Mandel, Brenda Banks, George Gibbs, Haim Shtrum, Lennie Niehaus, Leslie Pope, Joan Micklin Silver, Roberta Hodes, Ken Muggleston, Diana Rigg, Leon Gast, Anthony Powell, Chuck Bail, Bhanu Athaiya, Colleen Callaghan, Peter Lamont, David Giler, Norman Newberry, Zhang Zhao, Conchata Ferrell, Alan Robert Murray, Andrew Jack, Jonas Gwangwa, Marvin Westmore, Pembroke Herring, Lynda Gurasich, Michel Piccoli, William Bernstein, Cis Corman, Michael Wolf Snyder, Ja’Net DuBois, Les Fresholtz, Jerry Stiller, Earl “DMX” Simmons, Giuseppe Rotunno, Else Blangsted, Ronald Harwood, Masato Hara, Robert C. Jones, Walter Bernstein, Sean Connery, Chadwick Boseman

ABOUT THE ACADEMY: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: So there you have it my friends, the winners of the Academy Awards. What do you think of the winners circle overall? Did a film that you enjoyed last year get cheated in your opinion? As I said I didn’t see any of ee any of the nominated films and that was not based on interest as much as it was on available networks and being on lockdown due to the pandemic. I’d still like to see “Mank” and “Sound of Metal” and “Tenet” but they need to come to the networks that I pay for at this point in time. Chime in down below with your thoughts and feel free to let me know which films you’d like to see winning out over the rest in a comment. It’s always great to know you are out there. See you next time and remember to stay safe.


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