The 93rd Academy Awards took place on Sunday
In what has since been called “a celebration of diversity”, the 93rd Oscar Academy Awards was a different kind of award ceremony. In previous years, the Oscars have sparked protests such as #oscarssowhite but this year, 9 of the acting nominations went to people of colour.
However, the biggest upset of the night was Chadwick Boseman’s snub. Chadwick Boseman died last year in August and is the first Black actor to be posthumously nominated for an Academy Award. He was seen as a popular favourite to win the best actor award.
The award, instead, went to Anthony Hopkins who won Best Actor for the film The Father at the age of 83. Hopkins has since sent his message of appreciation via his Instagram page in which he paid tribute to the late actor, Boseman.
“I am very grateful to the Academy, and I want to say thank you. I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman who was taken from us far too early. And once again, thank you all. I really did not expect this. I feel very privileged and honoured. Thank you.”
Hopkins is the oldest recipient of the Best Actor award.
Here are all the films that won an Oscar (and all the films in which an actor won) that you can watch.
Nomadland – Won Best Picture
The Father – Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor for the role he played in this movie
Minari – Korean actress Yuh-Jung Youn won Best Actress in a supporting role
Judas and the Black Messiah – Daniel Kaluuya won Best Actor in a supporting role
Another Round – Best International Feature
Colette – Best Short Documentary
My Octopus Teacher – Best Documentary feature
Soul – Best Animated Feature Film
Promising Young Woman – Best Original Screenplay
Mank – Best Production Design
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Best Costume Design
Sound of Metal – Best Achievement in Sound
If anything happens I love you – Best Animated Short Film
Two Distant strangers – Best Live-Action Short Film
Tenet – Best Visual Effects