The 7 Largest Jaw-Droppers on the 2021 Oscars
Nomadland was named Finest Image, not surprisingly, however the huge winners of the evening had been Hulu, the movie’s streamer of selection (after per week in theaters); Netflix, whose Ma Rainey’s Black Backside and Mank every gained two Oscars; adopted by Amazon Prime, the place you will discover two-time winner Sound of Steel. And, suffice it to say, Finest Animated Function and Authentic Rating winner Soul went proper to Disney+.
None of which went unnoticed by the ever-feisty Frances McDormand, who, whereas onstage as a co-producer to just accept Finest Image for Nomadland with the movie’s successful director-producer Chloé Zhao, gave her ordinary Oscar evening request of our higher angels: this time to “please watch our film on the most important display screen attainable and at some point very, very quickly, take everybody right into a theater, shoulder to shoulder, in that darkish area and watch each movie that is represented right here tonight. We give this one to our Wolf.” And with that, she howled into the rafters.
She returned to the stage as the one three-time Finest Actress Oscar winner, edging previous Meryl Streep (who has three Oscars, however one is supporting) and touchdown one shy of all-timer Katharine Hepburn, who picked up 4 between 1934 and 1982.
After mentioning that the one factor lacking was a karaoke bar, in order that the likes of Leslie Odom Jr. might convey the home down, she simply mentioned, “I’ve no phrases, my voice is in my sword, we all know the sword is our work—and I like work.” She gave a little bit chuckle, as if she had been including, “Duh, proper?” However she did add, “Thanks for understanding that, and thanks for this.”