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26th Apr 2021

Nomadland wins Best Picture at 2021 Oscars, no award for Irish animation Wolfwalkers

Stephen Porzio

Anthony Hopkins also won Best Actor, beating out the late Chadwick Boseman.

Nomadland took home three awards at last night’s Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director for Chloé Zhao and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

Set for a release in Ireland on Friday, 30 April through Disney+, Nomadland made history – with its writer-director Zhao becoming the first woman of colour to receive the directing prize.

The Irish representative at the awards ceremony Wolfwalkers – made by the Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon – lost in the Best Animated Feature Film category to Pixar’s Soul.

In a surprise victory, Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor for his work in The Father, beating out the bookies favourite in the category – the late Chadwick Boseman, for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Daniel Kaluuya received the Best Supporting Actor prize for Judas and the Black Messiah, as Youn Yuh-Jung took home the Best Supporting Actress Prize for Minari.

You can check out all the winners below. The ceremony can be watched tonight on RTÉ2 at 9.35pm.

Best Picture


Best Actor

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Best Actress

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Supporting Actress

Youn Yuh-Jung, Minari

Best Director

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Original Screenplay

Promising Young Woman

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Father

Best Animated Feature Film


Best Documentary

My Octopus Teacher

Best International Feature Film

Another Round

Best Cinematography


Best Visual Effects


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Costume Design

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Sound

Sound of Metal

Best Live-Action Short Film

Two Distant Strangers

Best Animated Short Film

If Anything Happens I Love You

Best Documentary Short


Best Production Design


Best Film Editing

Sound of Metal

Best Original Score


Best Original Song

Fight For You, Judas and the Black Messiah

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