The 93rd Academy Awards 2021 was arguably one of the biggest nights for the film fraternity. As with everything happening in 2021, this year’s Oscars had some remarkable and unique moments. This year the Oscars had no host and the awards were simply presented by the previous winners. The event made history with women winning some of the big titles of the award ceremony. Additionally, this year quite a few Asian artists were also nominated and won.
Another aspect that made the ceremony unique was that this year, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science allowed the movies released on streaming platforms and via digital release to qualify for the 2021 Oscars provided they had previously planned a theatrical release.
This year’s 30 best Hollywood movies that have been nominated for the Oscars are available for film enthusiasts on (OTT) platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, HBO, Apple TV+, YouTube, Disney+, and Fandango Now.
Netflix has bagged seven Oscars this year. Mank, which was the most nominated film at the 93rd Academy Awards, took home the Best Cinematography and Best Production Design Awards for Netflix.
Disney took home five Oscars this year. Three were won by Nomadland (Best Picture, Best Director for Chloé Zhao, and Best Actress for Frances McDormand). While Soul bagged the other two Oscars for Disney (Best Animated Feature Film and Best Score).
Disney was followed by Warner Bros with a tally of three Oscars – two for Judas and the Black Messiah (Best Supporting Actor for Daniel Kaluuya and Best Song for H.E.R.’s Fight for You) while Tenet won the award for Best Visual Effects.
Amazon Studios won two Oscars for Sound of Metal this year in the Best Editing and Best Sound categories. Sony Pictures Classics also won two statues for The Father (Anthony Hopkins for Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay).
The top Hollywood movies nominated for the 2021 Oscars and available on Amazon Prime Video are — The Collective, The Father, The Mole Agent, News of the World, One Night in Miami, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and Sound of Metal.
Titles available on Netflix include Da 5 Bloods, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga, Hillbilly Elegy, The Life Ahead, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank, The Midnight Sky, My Octopus Teacher, Pieces of a Woman, The Trial of the Chicago 7 and The White Tiger.
On OTT platform Hulu, a movie enthusiast can watch Another Round, Nomadland, and The United States vs. Billie Holiday.
The titles available on Apple TV+ include Greyhound and Tenet.
Movies on Google Play include Minari.
Those on Disney+ include Mulan and Soul.
On YouTube, film enthusiasts can watch Promising Young Woman and Judas and the Black Messiah.
Fandango Now can be used to stream Pinocchio and HBO for Emma.
This year’s ceremony was telecasted on various platforms like Star World, Star Movies, Star Movies HD. It also aired on the official website of Oscars: oscars.com and streamed on the social media platform of Oscars.
Here are the winners of the 93rd Academy Awards:
- Best Picture: Nomadland
- Best Director: Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
- Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Nomadland
- Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Father
- Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung, Minari
- Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas And The Black Messiah
- Best Original Screenplay: Promising Young Woman
- Best Adapted Screenplay: The Father
- Best Animated Feature Film: Soul
- Best International Feature Film: Another Round
- Best Original Score: Soul
- Best Original Song: Fight For You, Judas And The Black Messiah
- Best Documentary Feature: My Octopus Teacher
- Best Documentary Short: Colette
- Best Live Action Short: Two Distant Strangers
- Best Animated Short: If Anything Happens I Love You
- Best Sound: Sound Of Metal
- Best Production Design: Mank
- Best Cinematography: Mank
- Best Makeup And Hair: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Best Costume Design: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Best Film Editing: Sound Of Metal
- Best Visual Effects: Tenet
- Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Tyler Perry