The 2021 Oscars Recap

by Linda Holmes, Aisha Harris, Glen Weldon, and Stephen Thompon

We are wrapping up this year’s Oscars. It was a big night for Nomadland, which took best picture, best actress for Frances McDormand, and a historic best director win for Chloé Zhao. But there were also huge upsets, most notably in best actor, where Anthony Hopkins won over Chadwick Boseman. And the telecast took some big risks that didn’t always pay off.

The audio was produced by Mike Katzif and edited by Jessica Reedy.