Oscars 2021

When are the Oscars on TV?

The 93rd Academy Awards will air at 8 p.m. Eastern Sunday, April 25 on ABC (and ABC.com and the ABC app). It will honor the best films released between Jan. 1, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021. The event will be at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Calif.

Where can I find a list of winners?

The official Oscars winners list is at oscar.go.com/winners.

Who are the nominees in each category?

Nominees will be announced the morning of March 15.

Who will win Oscars this year?

Betting odds

Who is hosting the Oscars?

Host (if any) TBA

Who is performing at the Oscars?

Lineup of performers TBA

Who is presenting at the Oscars?

Lineup of presenters TBA

What were the highest-rated movies of 2020?

Metacritic critics’ rankings (based on year-end lists)

  1. “Nomadland”
  2. “First Cow”
  3. “Lovers Rock”
  4. “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
  5. “Da 5 Bloods”
  6. “Minari”
  7. “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”
  8. “Promising Young Woman”
  9. “Sound of Metal”
  10. “David Byrne’s American Utopia”

Full rankings list and methodology

 

Metacritic critics’ rankings (based on ratings)

  1. “Nomadland”
  2. “Lovers Rock”
  3. “Collective”
  4. “David Byrne’s American Utopia”
  5. “Time”
  6. “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
  7. “Gunda”
  8. “Hamilton”
  9. “Mangrove”
  10. “First Cow”

Full rankings list

 

Metacritic user rankings (based on a year-end poll)

  1. “Tenet”
  2. “Soul”
  3. “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”
  4. “Mank”
  5. “Palm Springs”
  6. “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
  7. “Sound of Metal”
  8. “Nomadland”
  9. “First Cow”
  10. “Da 5 Bloods”

Full rankings list and methodology

What were the highest-grossing movies of 2020 at the US box office?

(Among films released in 2020)

  1. “Bad Boys for Life”
  2. “Sonic the Hedgehog”
  3. “Birds of Prey”
  4. “Dolittle”
  5. “The Invisible Man”
  6. “The Call of the Wild”
  7. “Onward”
  8. “Tenet”
  9. “The Gentlemen”
  10. “The Croods: A New Age”

(Rankings through Jan. 23)

Full list at Box Office Mojo

Our favorite films of 2020

John’s top 10 movies

Best Picture winners, with IMDb rating

2019 – “Parasite,” 8.6

2018 – “Green Book,” 8.2

2017 – “The Shape of Water,” 7.4

2016 – “Moonlight,” 7.5

2015 – “Spotlight,” 8.1

2014 – “Birdman,” 7.8

2013 – “12 Years a Slave,” 8.1

2012 – “Argo,” 7.7

2011 – “The Artist,” 7.9

2010 – “The King’s Speech,” 8.0

2009 – “The Hurt Locker,” 7.6

2008 – “Slumdog Millionaire,” 8.0

2007 – “No Country for Old Men,” 8.1

2006 – “The Departed,” 8.5

2005 – “Crash,” 7.8

2004 – “Million Dollar Baby,” 8.1

2003 – “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King,” 8.9

2002 – “Chicago,” 7.2

2001 – “A Beautiful Mind,” 8.2

2000 – “Gladiator,” 8.5

1999 “American Beauty,” 8.4

1998 – “Shakespeare in Love,” 7.2

1997 – “Titanic,” 7.8

1996 – “The English Patient,” 7.4

1995 – “Braveheart,” 8.4

1994 – “Forrest Gump,” 8.8

1993 – “Schindler’s List,” 8.9

1992 – “Unforgiven,” 8.2

1991 – “The Silence of the Lambs,” 8.6

1990 – “Dances with Wolves,” 8.0

1989 – “Driving Miss Daisy,” 7.4

1988 – “Rain Man,” 8.0

1987 – “The Last Emperor,” 7.8

1986 – “Platoon,” 8.1

1985 – “Out of Africa,” 7.2

1984 – “Amadeus,” 8.3

1983 – “Terms of Endearment,” 7.4

1982 – “Gandhi,” 8.1

1981 – “Chariots of Fire,” 7.2

1980 – “Ordinary People,” 7.8

1979 – “Kramer vs. Kramer,” 7.8

1978 – “The Deer Hunter,” 8.2

1977 – “Annie Hall,” 8.1

1976 “Rocky,” 8.1

Full list of Best Picture winners

Best Actress winners 

2019 – Renee Zellweger, “Judy”

2018 – Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

2017 – Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

2016 – Emma Stone, “La La Land”

2015 – Brie Larson, “Room”

2014 – Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

2013 – Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

2012 – Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

2011 – Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”

2010 – Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”

2009 – Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”

2008 – Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

2007 – Marion Cotillard, “La Vie en Rose”

2006 – Helen Miren, “The Queen”

2005 – Reese Witherspoon, “Walk the Line”

2004 – Hilary Swank, “Million Dollar Baby”

2003 – Charlize Theron, “Monster”

2002 – Nicole Kidman, “The Hours”

2001 – Halle Berry, “Monster’s Ball”

2000 – Julia Roberts, “Erin Brokovich”

1999 – Hilary Swank, “Boys Don’t Cry”

1998 – Gwyneth Paltrow, “Shakespeare in Love”

1997 – Helen Hunt, “As Good as It Gets”

1996 – Frances McDormand, “Fargo”

1995 – Susan Sarandon, “Dead Man Walking”

1994 – Jessica Lange, “Blue Sky”

1993 – Holly Hunter, “The Piano”

1992 – Emma Thompson, “Howards End”

1991 – Jodie Foster, “The Silence of the Lambs”

1990 – Kathy Bates, “Misery”

Full list of Best Actress winners

Best Supporting Actress winners 

2019 – Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

2018 – Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

2017 – Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

2016 – Viola Davis, “Fences”

2015 – Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

2014 – Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

2013 – Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”

2012 – Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

2011 – Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

2010 – Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”

2009 – Mo’Nique, “Precious”

2008 – Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

2007 – Tilda Swinton, “Michael Clayton”

2006 – Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”

2005 – Rachel Weisz, “The Constant Gardener”

2004 – Cate Blanchett, “The Aviator”

2003 – Renee Zellweger, “Cold Mountain”

2002 – Catherine Zeta-Jones, “Chicago”

2001 – Jennifer Connelly, “A Beautiful Mind”

2000 – Marcia Gay Harden, “Pollock”

1999 – Angelina Jolie, “Girl, Interrupted”

1998 – Judi Dench, “Shakespeare in Love”

1997 – Kim Basinger, “L.A. Confidential”

1996 – Juliette Binoche, “The English Patient”

1995 – Mira Sorvino, “Mighty Aphrodite”

1994 – Dianne Wiest, “Bullets over Broadway”

1993 – Anna Paquin, “The Piano”

1992 – Marisa Tomei, “My Cousin Vinny”

1991 – Mercedes Ruehl, “The Fisher King”

1990 – Whoopi Goldberg, “Ghost”

Full list of Best Supporting Actress winners

Best Actor winners 

2019 – Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

2018 – Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

2017 – Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

2016 – Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

2015 – Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

2014 – Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

2013 – Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

2012 – Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

2011 – Jean Jujardin, “The Artist”

2010 – Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”

2009 – Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”

2008 – Sean Penn, “Milk”

2007 – Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”

2006 – Forest Whitaker, “The Last King of Scotland”

2005 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Capote”

2004 – Jamie Foxx, “Ray”

2003 – Sean Penn, “Mystic River”

2002 – Adrien Brody, “The Pianist”

2001 – Denzel Washington, “Training Day”

2000 – Russell Crowe, “Gladiator”

1999 – Kevin Spacey, “American Beauty”

1998 – Roberto Benigni, “Life Is Beautiful”

1997 – Jack Nicholson, “As Good as It Gets”

1996 – Geoffrey Rush, “Shine”

1995 – Nicolas Cage, “Leaving Las Vegas”

1994 – Tom Hanks, “Forrest Gump”

1993 – Tom Hanks, “Philadelphia”

1992 – Al Pacino, “Scent of a Woman”

1991 – Anthony Hopkins, “The Silence of the Lambs”

1990 – Jeremy Irons, “Reversal of Fortune”

Full list of Best Actor winners

Best Supporting Actor winners 

2019 – Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”

2018 – Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

2017 – Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

2016 – Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

2015 – Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

2014 – J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

2013 – Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

2012 – Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

2011 – Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

2010 – Christian Bale, “The Fighter”

2009 – Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

2008 – Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”

2007 – Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”

2006 – Alan Arkin, “Little Miss Sunshine”

2005 – George Clooney, “Syriana”

2004 – Morgan Freeman, “Million Dollar Baby”

2003 – Tim Robbins, “Mystic River”

2002 – Chris Cooper, “Adaptation.”

2001 – Jim Broadbent, “Iris”

2000 – Benicio del Toro, “Traffic”

1999 – Michael Caine, “The Cider House Rules”

1998 – James Coburn, “Affliction”

1997 – Robin Williams, “Good Will Hunting”

1996 – Cuba Gooding Jr., “Jerry Maguire”

1995 – Kevin Spacey, “The Usual Suspects”

1994 – Martin Landau, “Ed Wood”

1993 – Tommy Lee Jones, “The Fugitive”

1992 – Gene Hackman, “Unforgiven”

1991 – Jack Palance, “City Slickers”

1990 – Joe Pesci, “Goodfellas”

Full list of Best Supporting Actor winners

Best Director winners

2019 – Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite”

2018 – Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

2017 – Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

2016 – Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

2015 – Alejandro G. Innaritu, “The Revenant”

2014 – Alejandro G. Innaritu, “Birdman”

2013 – Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”

2012 – Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”

2011 – Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

2010 – Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”

2009 – Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”

2008 – Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”

2007 – Coen Brothers, “No Country for Old Men”

2006 – Martin Scorsese, “The Departed”

2005 – Ang Lee, “Brokeback Mountain”

2004 – Clint Eastwood, “Million Dollar Baby”

2003 – Peter Jackson, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”

2002 – Roman Polanski, “The Pianist”

2001 – Ron Howard, “A Beautiful Mind” 

2000 – Steven Soderbergh, “Traffic”

1999 – Sam Mendes, “American Beauty”

1998 – Steven Spielberg, “Saving Private Ryan”

1997 – James Cameron, “Titanic”

1996 – Anthony Minghella, “The English Patient”

1995 – Mel Gibson, “Braveheart”

1994 – Robert Zemeckis, “Forrest Gump”

1993 – Steven Spielberg, “Schindler’s List”

1992 – Clint Eastwood, “Unforgiven”

1991 – Jonathan Demme, “The Silence of the Lambs”

1990 – Kevin Costner, “Dances with Wolves”

Full list of Best Director winners

Best Adapted Screenplay winners

2019 – Taika Waititi, “Jojo Rabbit”

2018 – Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott, “BlacKkKlansman”

2017 – James Ivory, “Call Me by Your Name”

2016 – Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, “Moonlight”

2015 – Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, “The Big Short”

2014 – Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”

2013 – John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”

2012 – Chris Terrio, “Argo”

2011 – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants”

2010 – Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”

2009 – Geoffrey Fletcher, “Precious”

2008 – Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire”

2007 – Coen Brothers, “No Country for Old Men”

2006 – William Monahan, “The Departed”

2005 – Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, “Brokeback Mountain”

2004 – Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, “Sideways”

2003 – Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”

2002 – Ronald Harwood, “The Pianist”

2001 – Akiva Goldsman, “A Beautiful Mind”

2000 – Stephen Gaghan, “Traffic”

1999 – John Irving, “The Cider House Rules”

1998 – Bill Condon, “Gods and Monsters”

1997 – Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland, “L.A. Confidential”

1996 – Billy Bob Thornton, “Sling Blade”

1995 – Emma Thompson, “Sense and Sensibility”

1994 – Eric Roth, “Forrest Gump”

1993 – Steven Zaillian, “Schindler’s List”

1992 – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, “Howards End”

1991 – Ted Tally, “The Silence of the Lambs”

1990 – Michael Blake, “Dances with Wolves”

Full list of Best Adapted Screenplay winners

Best Original Screenplay winners

2019 – Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, “Parasite”

2018 – Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, “Green Book”

2017 – Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

2016 – Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

2015 – Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”

2014 – Alejandro G. IñárrituNicolás GiacoboneAlexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo, “Birdman”

2013 – Spike Jonze, “Her”

2012 – Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

2011 – Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”

2010 – David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”

2009 – Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”

2008 – Dustin Lance Black, “Milk”

2007 – Diablo Cody, “Juno”

2006 – Michael Arndt, “Little Miss Sunshine”

2005 – Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, “Crash”

2004 – Charlie Kaufman, Pierre Bismuth and Michel Gondry, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

2003 – Sofia Coppola, “Lost in Translation”

2002 – Pedro Almodovar, “Talk to Her”

2001 – Julian Fellowes, “Gosford Park”

2000 – Cameron Crowe, “Almost Famous”

1999 – Alan Ball, “American Beauty”

1998 – Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, “Shakespeare in Love”

1997 – Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, “Good Will Hunting”

1996 – Coen Brothers, “Fargo”

1995 – Christopher McQuarrie, “The Usual Suspects”

1994 – Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery, “Pulp Fiction”

1993 – Jane Campion, “The Piano”

1992 – Neil Jordan, “The Crying Game”

1991 – Callie Khouri, “Thelma & Louise”

1990 – Bruce Joel Rubin, “Ghost”

Full list of Best Original Screenplay winners

Best Visual Effects winners

2019 – “1917”

2018 – “First Man”

2017 – “Blade Runner 2049”

2016 – “The Jungle Book”

2015 – “Ex Machina”

2014 – “Interstellar”

2013 – “Gravity”

2012 – “Life of Pi”

2011 – “Hugo”

2010 – “Inception”

2009 “Avatar”

2008 – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

2007 – “The Golden Compass”

2006 – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”

2005 – “King Kong”

2004 – “Spider-Man 2”

2003 – “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”

2002 – “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”

2001 “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”

2000 – “Gladiator”

1999 – “The Matrix”

1998 – “What Dreams May Come”

1997 “Titanic”

1996 “Independence Day”

1995 – “Babe”

1994 –”Forrest Gump”

1993 – “Jurassic Park”

1992 – “Death Becomes Her”

1991 – “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”

1990 – “Total Recall”

Full list of Best Visual Effects winners

Lists of winners in other categories

Animated Feature

Animated Short Film

Cinematography

Costume Design

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short Subject

Film Editing

Foreign Language Film

Live Action Short Film

Makeup and Hairstyling

Original Score

Original Song

Production Design

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

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