What happened last night at the Oscars


By Pixabay

Golden figures make up the award that each winner receives and is one of the biggest awards an actor or actress can be given. One of the oldest award shows, the Oscars have created a very high standard and each winner is sure to be recognized for years to come.

Carter Ramey, Staff Reporter

 The biggest award show of the year aired last night on ABC, and it was greatly anticipated. The Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored  the best films of 2020 and early 2021. This year there were a few surprises, but everyone who won an award was very deserving. Highlights include  Yuh-Jung Youn as the first Korean woman to have been honored with Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie Minari. She played Soonja, who gives great advice to her grandson. Cholѐ Zhao was awarded Best Director, making her only the second woman and first woman of color, to be honored with this award in Oscar history. Her drama Nomadland was wonderfully composed and a hit on screens. Pixar’s newest movie Soul was named Best Animation Feature.  It tells the story of anspiring jazz musician who is between life and death. The Best Actor award was expected to be won by Chadwick Boseman, who passed away just a few months ago due to cancer. He played a terrific role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, but to the speculator’s surprise, Anthony Hopkins won. At 83, Hopkins is now the oldest to win an Oscar for his performance in The Father. Though all nominated are deserving of a win, only a select few get the honor, making an Academy Award one of the most prestigious achievements for an individual. 

   With many winners, each will go down into Oscar history and are remembered for their great work and creativity. Winning an Oscar is one of the great achievements for someone involved in Hollywood, and the winners last night will take home their golden trophies and celebrate.