GK Capsule April 2021

Welcome to Endeavor’s news bulletin for April 2021. In this blog, we will cover major news, current affairs, and the happening of this month.

GK Capsule April 2021 – Awards & Recognitions

Oscars 2021

The most anticipated award show of 2021 – the Oscars – took place on 25th April. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the awards honors the best films of 2020. The award ceremony was delayed by two months due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chinese-American film director Chloe Zhao made history by becoming the first Asian and only the second woman to win the best director award in the 93 years history of the Academy Awards. Her film “Nomadland” won three awards i.e. Best Picture, Best Director & Best Actress. “Nomadland” is the story of a community of homeless people in the recession-hit town of Nevada who turns a van into a mobile home and sets out on the road, taking seasonal jobs and making friends along the way. The Best Actor award went to Anthony Hopkins for his performance as an elderly man with dementia in “The Father”. For the winners in other categories, please check the pinned comment below this video.

Oscars 2021 Winners List –

  • Best Picture – Nomadland
  • Best Director – Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”)
  • Best Actor – Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”)
  • Best Actress – Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Youn Yuh-jung (“Minari”)
  • Best Original Screenplay – Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”)
  • Best Animated Feature Film – Soul
  • Best International Feature Film – Another Round (Denmark)
  • Best Documentary Feature – My Octopus Teacher
  • Best Original Score – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (“Soul”)
  • Best Cinematography – Erik Messerschmidt (“Mank”)
  • Best Film Editing – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen (“Sound of Metal”)


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