Live Updates: Oscar winners, nominees and best moments



9m ago
H.E.R. wins Best Original Song

Grammy award-winning artist H.E.R accepted the Academy Award for Best Original Song. 

H.E.R.’s track “Fight For You” was featured in the Oscar-nominated film “Judas and Black Messiah” and performed earlier in the night. Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas also took home a statue for their work on the song. 

“Musicians, filmmakers, I think we have a responsibility to tell the truth, to write history the way it was,” said H.E.R. “Knowledge is power. Music is power and as long as I’m standing I’m always gonna fight for us.”


17m ago
“Soul” takes home Oscar for Best Score

Artists Trent Reznor, Jon Batiste and Atticus Ross took home the Oscar for Best Score for their work in the Pixar original film “Soul.”

“This moment is a culmination of a series of miracles,” said Batiste as he accepted the award. “It is so incredibly powerful to be standing here from the lineage that we come from and the lineage of this film.” 

Reznor and Ross were also nominated in the category for their score to “Mank.”


22m ago
Tyler Perry accepts Oscars humanitarian award

Filmmaker and producer Tyler Perry accepted the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award during the Oscars for his “generosity toward those often overlooked and his steadfast commitment to social justice.” 

Perry was presented his award by Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis, who introduced Perry for his dedicated work through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“It is my hope that all of us would teach our kids, not only to remember, but to refuse hate,” said Perry during his speech. “I would hope that we would refuse hate. And I would take this Jean Hersholt award and dedicate this award to anyone who would stand in the middle, because that is where healing happens.” 


31m ago
“Sound of Metal” wins for Film Editing

“Sound of Metal” editor Mikkel E. G. Nielsen took home the Oscar in the Film Editing category.

In his acceptance speech, Nielsen thanked the cast and crew for sharing their talent and the Deaf community for inviting him into their world. The drama tells the story of a drummer coping with the loss of his hearing.

“It’s been like following a rainbow for me, and today I feel like we found the gold.”


40m ago
“Mank” wins Production Design and Cinematography awards

Netflix’s 1930s drama “Mank” took home an additional two statues Sunday for Production Design and Cinematography. The film tells the story of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, who wrote “Citizen Kane.”

Erik Messerschmidt accepted the cinematography award, saying “This really belongs to an extraordinary crew, who I could not do anything without.” 

#Oscars Moment: Donald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale win Best Production Design for their work on @MankFilm.

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 26, 2021


52m ago
Yuh-Jung Youn wins Best Supporting Actress

Yuh-Jung Youn won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in “Minari.”

After getting over her joy at meeting Brad Pitt in person, the Korean actress dedicated her award to  the Academy members and her Minari family for their love and support. In a laugh-filled speech, the first-time winner also thanked her two sons, who, as she said, “are the reason Mommy has this award.”

#Oscars Moment: Yuh-Jung Youn wins Best Supporting Actress for @MinariMovie.

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 26, 2021


56m ago
“Tenet” wins Best Visual Effects

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” won Best Visual Effects for its artists’ work in the time-bending thriller. Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher worked together to make the film sparkle. 


9:52 PM
“My Octopus Teacher” wins for Documentary Feature

The Oscar for Best Documentary Feature went to “My Octopus Teacher.” The Netflix documentary follows Craig Foster as he befriends an octopus in the water off the coast of Africa.

“It began and ended with him, and it’s his story. He showed us if a man can form a friendship with an octopus, it makes you wonder what else is possible,” said James Reed, who accepted the award with Pippa Ehrlich.

#Oscars Moment: @PippaEhrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster accept the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature: My Octopus Teacher

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 26, 2021


9:51 PM
“Colette” wins for Documentary Short Subject

The documentary about Colette Marin-Catherine, a French resistance fighter in World Word II has won the Oscar for Documentary Short Subject.

Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard accepted the award and paid tribute to their fellow nominees and the important stories their documentaries highlighted. 

“We’re grateful that these stories and these individuals have been honored tonight,” said Giacchino.

#Oscars Moment: “Colette” wins for Best Documentary Short. @AntGiacchino and Alice Doyard accept their Oscars.

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 26, 2021


9:40 PM
“If Anything Happens I Love You” wins Best Animated Short Film

Will McCormack and Michael Govier took home the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.

#Oscars Moment: “If Anything Happens, I Love You” wins Best Animated Short Film!

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 26, 2021

“If Anything Happens I Love You” tells the story of a parents coping with the loss of their daughter at the hands of a school shooting. 


9:34 PM
“Soul” named Best Animated Feature

“Soul,” the Disney and Pixar film about a jazz musician’s adventures in the afterlife, took home this year’s statue for Best Animated Feature.

Pete Docter and Dana Murray spoke to the uncertainty of the past year in their acceptance speech. Murray revealed that amid the disruption from the pandemic, the team behind “Soul” finished the film working from home, with seven weeks of production left.

Docter, who described the film as a “love letter” to the art form, urged viewers to take a lesson from jazz musicians: “Wherever we are, whatever we have, we turn it into something beautiful.” 

#Oscars Moment: See the winner for Best Animated Film: @PixarSoul

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 26, 2021


9:23 PM
“Two Distant Strangers” wins Live Action Short Film

Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe won the Academy Award for “Live Action Short Film” for their work on “Two Distant Strangers.” 

The film focuses on police brutality in America, where a Black man trying to get home to his dog gets caught in a time loop, forcing him to relive a fatal run in with a White police officer. 

Free, who attended the Oscars in a suit lined with the names of people killed by police brutality, asked Oscar viewers to pay attention to the people protesting for justice. 

“Please don’t be indifferent to our pain.”

“Two Distant Strangers” filmmakers open up



9:16 PM
“Sound of Metal” team win Achievement in Sound

Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh took home the Oscar for their film “Sound of Metal.” 

The film, starring Oscar-nominated actor Riz Ahmed, focuses on the personal experience of a drummer whose love of music is at war with his intense hearing loss. 


9:11 PM
Historic Best Director award goes to Chloe Zhao

In this video image provided by ABC, Chloe Zhao accepts the award for best director for “Nomadland” at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

ABC via AP

Chloe Zhao earned a historic win as best director for “Nomadland,” the first woman of color to win the category and only the second woman after Kathryn Bigelow for 2008’s “Hurt Locker.”

“I have always found goodness in the people I met everywhere I went in the world. So this is for anyone who has the faith and the courage to hold onto the goodness and themselves, and to hold on to the goodness in each other, no matter how hard it is to do that,” she said.

The award was presented by last year’s winner Bong Joon-ho, who spoke in Korean accompanied by an English translator. The “Parasite” director asked each of this year’s nominees how they would explain to a child what a director does.

#Oscars Moment: Chloé Zhao accepts the Oscar for Best Directing for @nomadlandfilm.

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 26, 2021


9:09 PM
Oscar viewers get first look at Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story”

Oscar viewers got their first look at Steven Spielberg’s remake of the classic rival love story “West Side Story.”

Starring Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler, “West Side Story” was originally scheduled for release in December 2020, but its premiere was pushed back to 2021 because of COVID-19’s effect on movie theaters.

While the teaser trailer focused on quick shots of some of the film’s most iconic scenes, fans were quick to recognize the dulcet tones of Rita Moreno, the original Anita, singing the film’s iconic song “Somewhere.” 

The movie will debut December 10, 2021. 


8:55 PM
Five-time Oscar nominee Ann Roth wins “Costume Design”

Celebrated American costume designer Ann Roth won her second golden statue for her work in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” taking home the Oscar for “Costume Design.” 

The 89-year-old Roth is tied with James Ivory and Agnes Varda for the oldest Oscar nominee  and was not present to accept the award. 


8:49 PM
Team for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” become first Black winner in makeup and hair category

Mia Neal, winner of the award for best makeup and hairstyling for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Chris Pizzello / AP

Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson took home the Oscar for Makeup and Hairstyling for their groundbreaking work on “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

With their win, Neal and Wilson became the first Black women to win this category in Oscar history. 

“I stand here, as Jamika and I break this glass ceiling, with so much hope for the future.,” said Neal, who dedicated the win to her forefather, an original Tuskegee Airman. “I know that one day it won’t be unusual or groundbreaking, it will just be normal.”

#Oscars Moment: Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, and Jamika Wilson win for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (@MaRaineyFilm).

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 26, 2021


8:36 PM
Daniel Kaluuya wins Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya took home the Oscar for his performance as chairman Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah.” 

During his acceptance speech, the British actor thanked his mother and family, who watched the show from the British Film Institute in London. 

“It’s so hard to make a film, and make a film about a man like this,” he said, thanking Hampton’s family, who allowed Kaluuya into their home and memories to make the film. “How blessed we are that we lived in a lifetime where [Fred Hampton] existed. Thank you for your light.”

#Oscars Moment: Daniel Kaluuya wins Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah (@JATBMFilm).

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 26, 2021


8:34 PM
“Another Round” notches a win for Best International Feature Film

The Denmark feature “Another Round” was named the year’s best international film.

The film was nominated alongside Hong Kong’s “Better Days,” Romania’s “Collective,” Tunisia’s “The Man Who Sold His Skin” and “Quo Vadis, Aida?” from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“We wanted to make a film that celebrates life,” said director Thomas Vinterberg in his acceptance speech, dedicating the film to his daughter, who tragically died in 2019. “Ida, this is for you.”

#Oscars Moment: Another Round wins for Best International Feature Film.

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 26, 2021


8:27 PM
“The Father” writers Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller win Best Adapted Screenplay

Writers Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller won their own golden statues for Best Adapted Screenplay for their work on “The Father.”

The two were nominated with fellow writers Ramin Bahrani, Kemp Powers, Chloé Zhao, Kemp Powers, Peter Baynham, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jena Friedman, Anthony Hines, Erica Rivinoja and Dan Swimer. 

Accepting the award, Zeller thanked his family and spoke to a greater hope for filmmaking: “Until someone comes and proves that it was not possible, potentially it is.” 

#Oscars Moment: See the winners for Best Adapted Screenplay: Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton for The Father!

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 26, 2021


8:24 PM
Emerald Fennell wins for Best Original Screenplay

Emerald Fennell took home the Best Original Screenplay award for “Promising Young Woman,” the first woman to win the category since 2008.

“They said write a speech, and I didn’t because I didn’t think this was ever going to happen,” she said, commenting that her Oscar statue was cold and heavy.

#Oscars Moment: @emeraldfennell wins Best Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman (@PromisingFilm).

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 26, 2021


8:21 PM
Best Song nominees stun in pre-show performances

While each performance is usually dispersed throughout the award show, each track this year debuted on air in a pre-taped performance. Artists Celeste and Daniel Pemberton, Diane Warren and Laura Pausini, H.E.R, and Leslie Odom Jr. belted their hearts out atop the roof of the newly built Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

While few many know her name, Swedish artist Molly Sandén sang “Husavik,” from Netflix’s “Eurovision Song Contest: The Legend of Fire Saga.” The performance was held up by a choir of Icelandic children and the sparkling waters of Husavik, Iceland as a backdrop. 

“Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. sang “Speak Now” from Regina King’s directorial debut “One Night In Miami.” Odom Jr. played iconic artist Sam Cooke and infused the legend’s sparkle into his performance. 

British singer Celeste performed “Hear My Voice” from best picture nominee “The Trial of Chicago 7” accompanied by fellow nominee Daniel Pemberton on the piano.

Twelve-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren took back to the keys for “lo Is” from “The Life Ahead.” With her, Laura Pausini staged the operatic anthem.

Finally, Grammy award winning recording artist “H.E.R” belted out “Fight For You” from Best Picture nominated “Judas and the Black Messiah.” 


8:11 PM
Stars hit the red carpet in style ahead of the Academy Awards

While the stars — like many of us — haven’t had much of a chance to get dressed up during the last year, Hollywood glittered on the small screen as the stars gathered to celebrate their achievements on the big screen. From ostrich feathers to gold-dipped thread, the looks on the Oscars red carpet were sure to stun. Check out the gowns, suits and glamorous looks at the 93rd Academy Awards.

Oscars 2021: Red carpet arrivals at the 93rd Academy Awards

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Updated 5:30 PM / April 25, 2021
Movie theaters are primed for a comeback

 In the 1950 film “Sunset Boulevard,” washed-up screen idol Norma Desmond was both glamorous and tragic — and the same might be said for a real-life movie relic at Sunset and Vine. For most of the past 60 years, the Cinerama Dome was a landmark movie palace, and a true Hollywood player since the day it opened, November 7, 1963. A theater within a geodesic dome, it cost a million dollars to build, and was the site of the premiere of “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” — and countless films since. 

But like so many other movie houses, the Dome shut down last year, another casualty of the financial realities of the pandemic.

“The pandemic literally, overnight, decimated the movie theater business,” said Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “It was so bleak that people couldn’t even imagine that theaters would be shut down for a month, let alone a year. That moment changed the world for the movie theater industry. And nobody saw it coming.”

And now, as CBS News correspondent Tracy Smith reports, the Cinerama Dome’s owners say it’ll stay closed even after the pandemic.

Read more here of the “Sunday Morning” report on the return of movie theaters here or watch the full report in the player below:

Movie theaters are primed for a comeback



Updated 4:45 PM / April 25, 2021
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