The 93rd annual Academy Awards went down last night and there were quite a few surprises and surprise winners!
Let's start with the good news and how this years ceremony was live and in person. After being postponed over two months due to Covid rescheduling and divided between The Dolby Theater in Hollywood and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, it was awesome to see the event still go down without a hitch. There wasn't a main host for the evening but Actress and Director, Regina King open up the night with a motivational monologue to set the over all tone for the show. Brilliant touch.
During the night Writer Director and Actor Tyler Perry Received The Humanitarian Award and delivered such and heart felt speech that got brought the entire room to their feet.
And if that wasn't enough, how about Actress Glenn Close schooling American on Spike Lee's contribution to cinema while giving us a Tik-Tok worth dance to Go-Go group EU's "Doing Da Butt" to show she culturally hip in cinema.
But enough about the moments that won the night. How about people who won golden statues.
Here are your winners:
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”)
Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)
Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”) (WINNER)
Gary Oldman (“Mank”)
Steven Yeun (“Minari”)
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)
Andra Day (“The United States v. Billie Holiday”)
Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”)
Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) (WINNER)
Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”)
“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)
“Nomadland” (Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, producers) (WINNER)
“Promising Young Woman” (Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell and Josey McNamara, producers)