New category of the Oscars: corona virus restriction
The Oscars 2021 gala, which was held on April 25, announced this year's winners. Following the tradition of the last two years, there was no official presenter for the ceremony. As it had been in the last edition of the Golden Globes, the Oscars offered a mixed gala format, with face-to-face appearances from its traditional Dolby Theater in Los Angeles and also connections by video call. This year the biggest movie festival was marked by the pandemic: Without masks and without a safety distance, the Oscars gala was held last year, it was in February, a month before the pandemic was declared. However, the situation at the moment is very different and this year's edition was more contained.
Up to 366 films aspired to enter the list of nominees for the Oscar for Best Film of the year, and it is that despite the pandemic, the highest number of records in 50 years has been achieved.
On a night marked by the Covid pandemic where health measures such as capacity reduction and masks took center stage, the film directed by Chloé Zhao was the one who took the reins and took three of the six most important statuettes of the night: Best Film, Best Director and Best Leading Actress.
On the other hand, the Oscar for Best Leading Actor went to Anthony Hopkins for his role in 'The Father'. The Best Actor and Supporting Actress awards went to Daniel Kaluuya for 'Judas and the Black Messiah' and Yuh-Jung Youn for 'Minari,' leaving Glenn Close without him for the eighth time.