26th April 2021


Chloe Zhao has a big Marvel movie ‘The Eternals’ out in November but ‘Nomadland’ has truly put her on the map. She is the first woman of colour and second woman to win best director, making history at this years Oscars.

Congratulations to Chloe Zhao and her Nomadland team who grabbed the biggest award of the night at the Oscars this weekend, winning Best Picture. Frances McDormand earlier in the evening had received the gong for ‘Best Actress’ and Chloe won ‘Best Director’ so this truly was the icing on the cake. During their acceptance speech Frances reminded us of supporting our local cinemas when they are open again while also paying tribute to the film’s sound mixer Michael Wolf Snyder, who took his own life recently,”We give this one to our Wolf,” and she howled like a wolf.

A Covid-safe ceremony, much more intimate in L.A while UK nominees were at the BFI in London. Stars including Regina King, Reece Witherspoon, Viola Davis, Vanessa Kirby, Halle Berry and Zendaya were all in attendance.

South Korean actress Yuh-Jung Youn won best supporting actress for Minari, shocked and overwhelmed, while accepting the award from Brad Pitt and saying ‘how can I win against Glenn Close’.


It was a great night for the Brits with stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya and Emerald Fennell winning awards. It’s shocking to think this is only the second time Hopkins has won an Oscar, the last time was for Silence Of The Lambs over 25 years ago. He may have not been there but he did post a video from his home in Wales thanking everyone and paying tribute to fellow nominee Chadwick Boseman. “At 83 years of age I did not expect to get this award, I really didn’t, I’m very grateful to the Academy, and thank you.”

Daniel Kaluuya won for his incredible portrayal of Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah, he is the first black British actor to win an Oscar – for the best supporting award. “What a man. How blessed we are that we live in a lifetime where he existed, I am humbled to be nominated for portraying a man whose principles I deeply respect and for guiding me to walk in his footsteps.”

Congrats also to Emerald Fennell who grabbed best original screenplay for Promising Young Woman, which she also directed, starring Carey Mulligan. Other big winners included Pixar’s beautiful animation ‘Soul’, ‘Sound Of Metal’ and ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’.

Full Winners List!

Best original screenplay

Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman – WINNER
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best adapted screenplay

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The Father – WINNER
One Night in Miami
The White Tiger

Best international feature film

Another Round – WINNER
Better Days
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best actor in a supporting role

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER
Leslie Odom, Jr, One Night in Miami
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
Lakeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best makeup and hairstyling