At Oscars 2021 the spotlight was on women, as they scooped up a record of 17 awards, most notably in the male-dominated categories for Best Director and Producer.
Academy Awards 2021
The Oscar Academy nominated a record of 70 women with a sum of 76 Oscar nominations, the outstanding total ever and the greatest walk toward gender equality.
According to the data, 76 of the 235 individual nominees across all 23 competitive categories from this year’s output of films are women, or nearly 32.3%. Percentage-wise, that’s simply ahead of the 31.1% attained in last year’s nominations. In 2020, women received 65 of the 209 individual nominations across 24 competitive classifications.
Women In Oscars 2021
Here’s a list of women winners in Oscar Awards 2021.
- Emerald Fennell
She gained the Best Original Screenplay award for her work on Vowing Young Woman.
- Mia Neal & Jamika Wilson
Along with Sergio Lopez-Rivera, they won Best Makeup and Hairstyling for their work on Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
- Ann Roth
Ann Roth grabbed the Best Costume Design award for her contribution to Ma Rainey’s film Black Bottom.
- Chloé Zhao
Chloe Zhao won the Best Director award for her feature film Nomadland. Also, she became the first woman of color and the second woman ever to achieve the award.
- Dana Murray
Dana Murray and Pete Docter attained Best Animated Feature Film for Soul.
- Alice Doyard
Alice Doyard and Anthony Giacchino beat Best Documentary Short Subject for their movie Colette.
- Pippa Ehrlich
Pippa Ehrlich with James Reed and Craig Foster achieved Best Documentary Feature for their picture My Octopus Teacher.
- Youn Yuh-Jung
Yuh-Jung won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her character as Soonja in the film Minari. Moreover, she is the first Korean actress to win the award.
- Jan Pascale
Jan Pascale and Donald Graham Burt earned Best Production Design for their picture Mank.
- H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas
Along with Dernst Emile II, beat Best Original Song for Fight For You for the movie Judas and the Black Messiah.
- Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand won Best Actress in a Leading Role for her character as Fern in the movie Nomadland.
Chloé Zhao Marked A History In The History Of Oscars
Chloé Zhao marked history in the Oscars. She became the first woman of color to win the award for directing the film Nomadland, and the second woman to win the award overall. Kathryn Bigelow was the first.
Zhao was also the first woman to get four Oscar nominations in a single year, in the category the Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture.
The award-winning film Nomadland gives us a peep into the lives of older Americans who live and travel in their vehicles, primarily for financial goals, grasping it as a nomadic lifestyle. Also, the film’s cast contains real-life nomads.
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Udisha Srivastav is a Freelance Content Writer with Femsay.com