Sir Anthony Hopkins became oldest ever Best Actor winner at the Oscars

Nomadland has swept the Oscars with wins for its director Chloe Zhao and its lead Frances McDormand as well as best film, with British stars Daniel Kaluuya and Emerald Fennell also among the winners.

Sir Anthony Hopkins, who was absent from the ceremony, won the award for Best Actor for his performance in The Father, with the film also winning best adapted screenplay. He has became the oldest ever Best Actor winner at the age of 83.

Sir Anthony’s win came as somewhat of a shock, with Chadwick Boseman widely tipped to win posthumously for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – one of his final films before his death.

Frances McDormand, left, and Chloe Zhao, winners of awards for best picture for Nomadland (Image: AP)

Elsewhere, Daniel Kaluuya was named best supporting actor for his role as Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas And The Black Messiah, while Emerald Fennell walked off with best original screenplay for her debut movie and Sky Original, Promising Young Woman.

Taking to the stage, Kaluuya, who is the first black British winner of the supporting actor award, said he admired Fred Hampton, who was shot and killed by police in Chicago in 1969, adding: “When they played divide and conquer, we say unite and ascend.

Kaluuya, Chris Pizzello Image Shutterstock

“There’s so much work to do guys and that’s on everyone in this room.

“This ain’t no single man job. We’ve got work to do.”

“I’m going to get back to work Tuesday morning, because tonight I’m going out.”

Guests were not required to wear face coverings while on camera at the ceremony, but were asked to use them when they weren’t on screen.

List of winners for the 93rd Oscars:

Best picture: Nomadland

Best actor: Sir Anthony Hopkins (The Father)

Best supporting actor: Daniel Kaluuya (Judas And The Black Messiah)

Best actress: Frances McDormand (Nomadland)

Best supporting actress: Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari)

Best director: Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)

Best animated feature film: Soul

Best cinematography: Erik Messerschmidt (Mank)

Best film editing: Mikkel EG Nielsen (Sound Of Metal)

Best costume design: Ann Roth (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)

Best original score: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste (Soul)

Best original song: Fight For You (Judas And The Black Messiah)

Adapted screenplay: The Father – Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller

Original screenplay: Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

Best production design: Mank

Best make-up and hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best sound: Sound Of Metal

Best live-action short film: Two Distant Strangers

Best visual effects: Tenet

Best documentary feature: My Octopus Teacher

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