Oscars: Regina King's Opening, Glenn Close's "Da Butt," Frances McDormand's Howl and Other Memorable Moments

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Who opened the Oscars 2021?

Regina King Opens Oscars As Emerald Fennell Wins Best Original Screenplay. Regina King attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards. Los Angeles' Union Station provided the new backdrop as actor Regina King opened the ceremonies for the 93rd Academy Awards. NPRRegina King Opens Oscars As Emerald Fennell Wins Best Original Screenplay

Why are there no masks at the Oscars?

"Think of this as a movie set—an Oscars movie with a cast of over 200 nominees," King explained. ... So, just like on a movie set, when we're rolling, masks off, and when we're not rolling, masks on." But of course, attendees are welcome to exercise as much caution as they want to. HarpersBAZAAR.comWhy Are There No Masks at the Oscars 2021 - Oscars COVID Protocol

Where are the Oscars taking place this year?

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored films released in 2019 and took place on February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST. wikipedia.org92nd Academy Awards

The 93rd annual Oscars are being handed out Sunday night. In case you missed the action, here are some of the biggest moments.

During the opening of the Oscars on Sunday, Regina King made mention of the recent Derek Chauvin verdict. "It has been quite a year, and we are still smack-dab in the middle of it," began King (pictured above). "And I have to be honest: If things had come differently this past week in Minneapolis, I may have traded in my heels for marching boots." Chauvin was found guilty on all counts Tuesday for causing George Floyd's death. The disgraced former Minneapolis police officer could be sent to prison for the rest of his life.She also addressed those who say Hollywood should just stick to entertainment. "Now I know a lot of your people at home want to reach for your remote when you feel like Hollywood is preaching to you. But as the mother of a Black son, I know the fear that so many live with. And no amount of fame or fortune changes that, OK? But, tonight, we are here to celebrate." — Ryan Parker

During a game of "guess that song," Questlove played music and guest-host Lil Rel Howery asked if attendees could guess if the song was nominated for an Oscar, won an Oscar, or none of the above. Andra Day guessed that "Purple Rain" wasn't even nominated "like some bulls***," while Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya joked with Howery about being "saved" in Get Out. Glenn Close correctly guessed the song "Da Butt" from School Daze, also getting bleeped before showing off her dancing skills. — Jennifer Konerman

Nomadland was named best picture at the 2021 Oscars on Sunday."We thank the Academy and we thank our brilliant fellow nominees," said director and producer Chloe Zhao, as she stepped up to the podium with producers Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances McDormand and Peter Spears. McDormand, who also won best actress for the film, added that when it is possible to return to the movies, "Please watch our movie on the largest screen possible." She also encouraged Oscar attendees to watch every film that was nominated, in a dark theater. "We give this film to our wolf," said the actress and producer, before going into a short howl, a reference to Nomadland sound mixer Michael Wolf Snyder, who died in March. — Trilby Beresford

Daniel Kaluuya won best supporting actor for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah. In his speech, Kaluuya took a moment to honor Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton, whom he portrayed in the film. "What a man. How blessed that we lived in a lifetime that he existed," he said. "He was on this earth for 21 years and he found a way to feed kids breakfast, educate kids, give free medical care against all the odds." Of the Black Panther party, the actor said "they showed me how to love myself and with that love they overflowed it to the Black community and then to other communities" and showed "the power of union, the power of unity." Kaluuya also told the audience that there’s "so much work to do" and everyone must celebrate life. "We’re breathing, we’re walking. It’s incredible." Though he said he would "get back to work Tuesday morning," he quipped, "tonight I’m going up!" — Lexy Perez

Emerald Fennell accepted the best original screenplay award for Promising Young Woman. "So the only speech I ever wrote is when I was 20 and I looked to see if there would be anything useful from it, but unfortunately I only thanked Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell, who was my very supportive husband," joked Fennell at the podium. "Unfortunately he hasn't been as much a part of my life as I'd hoped, and so that speech is not that useful." Fennell continued, "All I can say is, trying hard not to cry which is difficult as an English person because we don’t cry ever. This film was made by the most incredible people in the world who made it in 23 days, and just brought their complete genius and love and humor to it."She said at one point, "Lucky chap, focus!" to herself, before continuing her speech. Fennell thanked the film's producers for "standing behind this film always, and for never giving up." She went on to thank the cast and crew, "the kindest in the world, and the greatest in the world." — Trilby Beresford

Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson became the first Black winners of the Oscar in makeup and hairstyling, on the strength of their work on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the Netflix drama based on August Wilson's play of the same name that follows the titular blues singer (Viola Davis) during a recording session in 1920s Chicago." Thank you to our ancestors who put the work in, who were denied, and never gave up," said Neal, who spoke as she accepting the award on stage with Wilson and Sergio Lopez-Rivera. "I stand here as Jamika and I break this glass ceiling with so much excitement for the future — because I can picture Black trans women standing up here, and Asian sisters, our Latino sisters and indigenous women. I know one day it won't be unusual or groundbreaking it will just be normal." — Carolyn Giardina 

Sound of Metal won the Oscar in sound, a new category introduced by the Motion Picture Academy this year that combines the former sound editing and mixing categories. Starring Oscar-nominated Riz Ahmed as a drummer who is losing his hearing, the film deftly uses sound — and the absence of sound — to give the audience his aural point of view. This marked the first Academy Award for supervising sound editor/designer Nicolas Becker, production sound mixer Phillip Bladh and rerecording mixers Jaime Baksht, Carlos Cortés, and Michelle Couttolenc, who was one of just two women nominated in the category this year. Speaking backstage about the combined category, Becker described the “deep collaboration” of the sound editing and mixing team, saying the combined award is “amazing because we are a team. I believe you have to work in close collaboration. … I really like it. This makes sense to be all together.” — Carolyn Giardina

Pixar's jazz-infused Soul won the Academy Award for best animated feature, delivering a record third Oscar in the category to director Pete Docter, and the first Oscar to producer Dana Murray. The Academy Award for best animated feature was first presented in 2002, and since then a film from Pixar has now received this honor 11 times. Docter, who was named Pixar's chief creative officer in 2018, previously accepted Oscars in this category for Inside Out and best picture nominee Up. — Carolyn Giardina

Chloé Zhao became only the second woman to ever win the Academy Award for best director, following since Kathryn Bigelow, who won for The Hurt Locker in 2010. The first line of Three Character Classics, Zhao recalled, translates to "People at birth are inherently good," she said in her speech. "I still truly believe that today," Zhao said. "I have always found goodness in the people I met everywhere in the world. This is for anyone who has the faith and courage to hold on to the goodness in themselves and each other and to you, you inspire me to keep going." Zhao previously became the first woman since Bigelow to win the BAFTA Award for best director, Directors Guild award for outstanding achievement in motion pictures. She also won the Golden Globe for best director, where she became the first woman to win that prize since Streisand. With her win, the Chinese Zhao also becomes the first non-white woman to win best director. — Hilary Lewis

Tyler Perry shared a powerful message about people not hating one another when he accepted the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award honor. "I hope that we would refuse hate," he said before dedicating the award "to those who want to stand in the middle, no matter what is around the walls; that's where healing happens. That's where conversation happens. That's where change happens." — Ryan Parker

The Minari star won best supporting actress and, in doing so, became the first Korean actor or actress to win an Oscar in the show's 93-year history. "Usually, when I'm living in the other part of the world, I just watch the television and there is the Oscar," said the 73-year-old actress in her acceptance speech. "But me, being here, myself. I cannot believe I'm here. OK, let me pull myself together." In thanking her Minari "family," she called director Lee Isaac Chung "my captain," and joked of her fellow nominees, "I'm luckier than you," crediting "American hospitality" for her win, to big laughs. She then held up her trophy — which she dedicated to her first director — and spoke of her two sons, who "made me work," adding, "This is the result. Because mommy works so hard."When first taking the stage, Youn shared the proper pronunciation of her name ("Tonight, you are all forgiven," she noted) and thanked presenter Brad Pitt, whose Plan B produced A24 film Minari. "Mr. Pitt, finally. Nice to meet you. Where were you while we were filming in person?" — Jackie Strause

H.E.R.'s "Fight For You" from Judas and the Black Messiah took home the Academy Award for best original song. H.E.R. — whose real name is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson — collaborated with D'Mile and Tiara Thomas for the "Fight for You" anthem. During her acceptance speech, the singer was quick to thank her collaborators: "The song wouldn’t be what it was without them."The singer later took a moment to express the power music and film has to "tell the truth." "Musicians, filmmakers I believe we have an opportunity and responsibility, to me, to tell the truth and to write history the way that it was and how it connects us to today and what we see going on in the world today," she said.She added, "Knowledge is power, music is power and as long as I’m standing I’m always going to fight for us, I’m always going to fight for my people and fight for what’s right and I think that’s what music does and that’s what storytelling does." — Lexy Perez

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Oscars 2021 presenter Regina King announces awards as 'maskless' movie, references Derek Chauvin conviction

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Sunday night's Oscars kicked off with its first presenter of the night, actress Regina King, declaring the film industry's biggest night is maintaining its producers' promise: to provide an intimate ceremony with "maskless" guests amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"Oh, live TV here we go, welcome to the 93rd Oscars. Oh, Jesus, I made it," King said.

Noting that it's "been quite a year" for presenters, nominees, performers, and the rest of the world as we are "still smack dab in the middle of it," the 93rd Academy Awards is a night "to celebrate," she said.

"And yes, we're doing it maskless," King declared. "Well, think of this as a movie set, an Oscars movie with a cast of over 200 nominees. People have been vaxxed, tested, retested, social distanced and we are following all of the rigorous protocols that got us back to work safely. So, just like as a movie set masks off and when we're not rolling, masks on. Ok, that’s how we do it."

The "One Night in Miami" director added that it would have been quite a different celebratory night for her had Derek Chauvin not been convicted in the May 2020 murder of George Floyd.

"I have to be honest if things had gone differently this week in Minneapolis, I would have traded in my heels for marching boots," she said.

The first two awards of the night went to Emerald Fennell who won the award for best original screenplay for the film "Promising Young Woman," starring Carey Mulligan, and the best adapted screenplay then went to Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton for "The Father."

In accepting his award for best director, Thomas Vinterberg, paid tribute to his daughter, Ida, who he said died in a car accident days into beginning filming for "Another Round."

"She loved this. She was supposed to be in this. You'll be able to see her clapping and cheering with us. We ended up making this movie for her, as her monument. So, Ida, this is a miracle that just happened and you're a part of this miracle. Maybe you've been pulling some strings somewhere, I don't know. But this one is for you," Vinterberg said.

Daniel Kaluuya won best supporting actor for "Judas and the Black Messiah."

"We're going up tonight. We're going to celebrate life. We're breathing, we're walking, it's incredible. Life is incredible," he said.

This year's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award went to the Motion Picture and Television Fund and was accepted on the fund's behalf by CEO Bob Beitcher. He noted it was the first time the award has gone to an organization, and it was due to the fund's support of providing to those in need during the pandemic.

Chloé Zhao took home the award for best director for "Nomadland," a category that had two female filmmakers nominated for the first time. Zhao is now just the second woman to win best director in the Academy's 93 years (following Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker"), and the first woman of color.

Prior to the telecast's start at 8 p.m., the red carpet made its return -- one of the most notable changes from other pandemic-era award shows. In the weeks leading up to Hollywood's most glamorous night, it was announced that casual wear is a no-no. 

The show is being shot in 24 frames-per-second (as opposed to 30), meaning it'll appear more widescreen. Presenters, including Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Harrison Ford, Rita Moreno and Zendaya — are considered "cast members."

Travon Free, one of the directors of "Two Distant Strangers," discussed police brutality in his acceptance speech for the film's win for best live-action short film.

"Today the police will kill three people and tomorrow the police will kill three people, and the day after that the police will kill three people because on average the police in America every day kill three people," Free said, joined by co-director Desmond Roe.

He continued: "Those people have been disproportionately Black people... I ask that you please not be indifferent. Please don't be indifferent to our pain."

Prior to the ceremony, the 36-year-old writer made headlines for his outfit: a Dolce & Gabbana suit lined with the names of those killed by police brutality in the U.S.

History is possible in the acting categories. Following Black actor Daniel Kaluuya's win for best supporting actor and Yuh-Jung Youn ("Minari") for best supporting actress, if "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom's" Chadwick Boseman posthumously wins best actor, and Viola Davis takes the award for best actress, it would the first time nonwhite actors swept the acting categories — and a dramatic reversal from recent "OscarsSoWhite" years.

Pixar's upcoming animated movie "Soul" took home the award for best animated feature, starring Tina Fey and Jamie Foxx.

Pitt took the stage in a black suit and bowtie to present the award for best supporting actress, which went to Yuh-Jung Youn for her role in "Minari." Youn's acceptance speech won over the crowd as her gratefulness for the award did not go unnoticed. She also praised fellow nominee Glenn Close of "Hillbilly Elegy."

"Me, being here by myself, this, I cannot believe I'm here. Ok, let me pull myself together," she said with a laugh. "Thanks to the academy members who voted for me. Thank you for the wonderful united family. Most of all, Glenn Close...I've been watching her so many performances. All of the five nominees, we are the winners tonight for different movies. Tonight I just have a little bit of luck. I'm luckier than you. Also, maybe, [this] is American hospitality for the Korean actor, I'm not sure."

She also mentioned her two sons. "This is the result because Mommy works so hard," she quipped before adding, "I'd like to dedicate this award to my first director, who was a very genius director. I think he would be very happy if he's still alive."

Ford provided laughter for those in the audience during his presenting speech for best editing, which went to "Sound of Metal." He recalled how grueling the editing process is for movie editors by pulling out a note from his pocket that he described as "editorial suggestions" he once received for "Bladerunner."

"Why is this voiceover track so terrible? It sounds drugged. Were they all on drugs?...The flashback dialogue is confusing, is he listening to a tape? Why do we need the third cut to the eggs? The synagogue music is awful on the street," Ford read aloud to the crowd.

He then recalled just how significant an editor is in the making of a film. "These notes can help us understand why the editing process can often get a little complicated. The possibilities may seem endless but the editor will work tirelessly often in isolation to make thousands of choices placing the right length in order to arrive at the best version of what the movie wants to be."

Tyler Perry then accepted the second Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award given during the ceremony. The actor, who runs a massive television and movie studio in Atlanta, provided a significant memory of his from 17 years ago he helped a homeless woman who approached him asking for shoes. 

"I recall her saying to me, 'I thought you would hate me for asking.' I said, 'How could I hate you when I used to be you?" Perry recalled.

He then discussed the importance of not being quick to judge another person, and called for everyone watching to refuse hate -- something he learned from his mother.

"My mother taught me to refuse hate, she taught me to refuse blanket judgment. With all of these internet and social Internet algorithms, it is my hope that all of us would teach our kids to just refuse hate. Don't hate anybody. I refuse to hate someone because they are Mexican, or because they are Black or White or LGBTQ. I refuse to hate someone because they are a police officer. I refuse to hate someone because they are Asian. I want to take this Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and dedicate it to whoever wants to stand in the middle. That's where conversation happens, that's where change happens."

H.E.R. took home the award for best song for "Fight for You" from "Judas and the Black Messiah." 

"Musicians, filmmakers, I believe we have an opportunity and responsibility to tell the truth and write history the way that it was and how it connects us to today and what we see going on in the world today," the 23-year-old artist shared with stars in the room. "I have no words. I’m just so happy and grateful. Knowledge is power, music is power, and as long I’m standing, I’m always going to fight for us...I’m always going to fight for my people."

Sunday's pandemic-delayed Oscars bring to a close the longest awards season ever — one that turned the season's industrial complex of cocktail parties and screenings virtual. Eligibility was extended into February of this year, and for the first time, a theatrical run wasn't a requirement of nominees. Some films — like "Sound of Metal" — premiered all the way back in September 2019.

The ceremony is available to watch on ABC and is also available to stream on Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV, FuboTV and on ABC.com with provider authentication.

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Regina King on the Oscars 2021 Audience Cam

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Oscars 2021: Regina King wears powder blue custom Louis Vuitton gown on red carpet

Daily Mail 26 April, 2021 - 01:00am

By Dan Heching For Dailymail.com

She is already halfway to becoming the next EGOT winner.

And Regina King looked positively resplendent on Sunday, when she arrived at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

The Jerry Maguire star, 50, wore a custom powder blue satin Louis Vuitton gown, featuring bejeweled pinstripes and oversized capped sleeves that were reminiscent of butterfly wings.

Showstopper: Regina King looked positively resplendent on Sunday, when she arrived at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony in Downtown Los Angeles

Regina‘s dress sported a plunging neckline, and the scalloped hem was dusted in silver as it trailed behind her. 

The Watchmen actress complemented the soft and girlish ensemble with a strong and structural straight black bob, parted at the middle.

She had on delicate Forevermark jewelry, including sparkly earrings, one silver bracelet and a smattering of rings.

King also held onto a small clutch purse.

Diva: The Jerry Maguire star wore a custom powder blue satin Louis Vuitton gown, featuring bejeweled pinstripes and oversized capped sleeves that were reminiscent of butterfly wings

Statuesque: Regina‘s dress sported a plunging neckline, and the scalloped hem was dusted in silver as it trailed behind her

Her makeup was subtle, including a delicate touch of blue eyeshadow to pick up the hue of her statement evening gown.

Regina also graced Vogue Magazine’s Instagram account with a full-length shot of the look in all its glory.

The actress has had a particularly successful few years, starting in 2015 when she won the first of four Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in American Crime.

Perfection: The Watchmen actress complemented the soft and girlish ensemble with a strong and structural straight black bob, parted at the middle

Old Hollywood glam: She had on delicate silver jewelry including sparkly earrings, one silver bracelet and a smattering of rings

After winning the same award for the same show one year later, Regina picked up her third Emmy in 2018 for the limited series Seven Seconds, followed by her fourth trophy last year for the smash HBO show Watchmen.

And in 2019, she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk.

The actress also recently became a feature film director, having helmed this year‘s Oscar-nominated movie One Night In Miami…

Seen here with current Oscar nominee Andra Day (right): In 2019, King won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk

She posed at the Oscars on Sunday with one of the stars from that film, actor Aldis Hodge. 

One Night In Miami… is nominated for three statuettes at the event – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Leslie Odom Jr., Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Achievement in Music, Original Song.

Due to the pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards marks the first time Tinseltown's finest have assembled in over a year, for a three-hour show that co-producer Steven Soderbergh has described as being 'like a movie.' 

The actress also directed this year‘s Oscar-nominated movie One Night In Miami…: She posed at the Oscars on Sunday with one of the stars from that film, actor Aldis Hodge

Due to the pandemic: The 93rd Academy Awards marks the first time Tinseltown's finest have assembled in over a year

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is hosting the delayed ceremony at the historic Union Station in LA, where socially distanced movie stars can go mask-free while on-camera or seated in the main show room.

Sticking to a 'No Zoom' policy unlike other shows that have taken place this awards season, Academy organizers have arranged for nominees and presenters to attend in-person and mask-free while cameras are rolling.

During a year that saw movie theaters closed due to the pandemic, there were eight new films that did manage to impress Academy voters enough to be in contention for Hollywood's biggest award, the Oscar for Best Picture (last year there were nine nominees in the category.)

Those films are The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Mank, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal, and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

The 93rd Academy Awards begin at 8pm eastern, 5pm pacific on Sunday on ABC. 

Striking a pose: Regina also graced Vogue Magazine’s Instagram account with a full-length shot of the look in all its glory

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Best Sound: Greyhound - a war film starring Tom Hanks - is up for the gong 

The Trial of the Chicago 7  

Hear My Voice – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Io Si (Seen) – The Life Ahead

Speak Now – One Night in Miami...

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is vying for the award

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Steven Yeun – Minari 

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami…

Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Emma

Shaka King and Will Berson - Judas and the Black Messiah

Darius Marder and Abraham Marder - Sound of Metal

 Aaron Sorkin - The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

The Trial of the Chicago 7

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