All the Brits who won at the 2021 Oscars

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
·3-min read

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Britain enjoyed a solid night at the 2021 Oscars, with a total of six wins, the same number as last year.

The big winner on the night was Nomadland, which won three prizes in Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

Read more: All the winners at the Oscars 2021

Six films managed two awards, with The Father, Mank, Sound of Metal, Soul, Judas and the Black Messiah all managing a pair of prizes.

Sir Anthony Hopkins - Best Actor

Anthony Hopkins plays a mischievous and highly independent man with dementia in Florian Zeller's acclaimed directorial debut (Lionsgate)
Anthony Hopkins plays a mischievous and highly independent man with dementia in Florian Zeller's acclaimed directorial debut (Lionsgate)

The most high-profile winner was Sir Anthony Hopkins, who was named best actor for his role in The Father, in which he plays an ageing man struggling with memory loss.

It is Sir Anthony’s second Oscar, coming 29 years after he won best actor in 1992 for The Silence Of The Lambs.

This is the longest gap between wins by any actor in this category in the history of the Oscars.

Oscars: British wins since 2000. (Infographic from PA Graphics.)
Oscars: British wins since 2000. (Infographic from PA Graphics.)

The Welshman, 83, also becomes the oldest person to win an Academy Award for acting.

Daniel Kaluuya - Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton in 'Judas and the Black Messiah'. (Credit: Glen Wilson/Warner Bros)
Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton in 'Judas and the Black Messiah'. (Credit: Glen Wilson/Warner Bros)

Daniel Kaluuya was named best supporting actor for his portrayal of Black Panther party leader Fred Hampton in the the film Judas & the Black Messiah.

Kaluuya is the first British actor from an ethnic minority background to win the award.

His win follows similar success at this year’s Baftas, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Emerald Fennell - Original Screenplay

Emerald Fennell, winner of the award for best original screenplay for
Emerald Fennell, winner of the award for best original screenplay for "Promising Young Woman," (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool)

The writer, actor and director Emerald Fennell had been nominated in two categories for her film Promising Young Woman.

While she missed out on best director, she won best original screenplay, the first British woman to win in this category since it was established in its current form in 1958.

Sir Christopher Hampton - Best Adapted Screenplay

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06:  Sir Christopher Hampton attends the dunhill Pre-BAFTA dinner at dunhill Bourdon House on February 6, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for dunhill)
Sir Christopher Hampton attends the dunhill Pre-BAFTA dinner 2019 (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for dunhill)

Sir Christopher Hampton was joint winner of best adapted screenplay for The Father, which he co-wrote with the film’s French director Florian Zeller.

Andrew Lockley arrives at a screening of the Oscars on Monday, April 26, 2021 in London. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool)
Andrew Lockley arrives at a screening of the Oscars on Monday, April 26, 2021 in London. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool)

British visual effects supervisor Andrew Lockley was part of the team who picked up won the award for best visual effects, for the film Tenet.

Atticus Ross - Best Original Score

Jon Batiste, from left, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, winners of the award for best original score for
Jon Batiste, from left, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, winners of the award for best original score for "Soul," (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool)

Completing the half-dozen British wins was composer Atticus Ross, who collected the award for best original score for the film Soul, along with Trent Reznor and Jon Batiste.

The most number of British wins at the Oscars since 2000 is nine, in 2009, the year of Slumdog Millionaire.