The 93rd annual Academy Awards, originally scheduled for Feb. 28, were postponed to April 25 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 Oscars take place at Union Station in Los Angeles.
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When the Oscars kick off Sunday night, they’ll be poised to make history.
Actors of color could sweep all four major acting awards, with the late “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” star Chadwick Boseman — already a posthumous Golden Globe and SAG Awards winner for his heartbreaking role — all but expected to grab the gold over Best Actor nominees Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”), Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”), Steven Yeun (“Minari”) and Gary Oldman (“Mank”).
Meanwhile, his “Ma Rainey” co-star, SAG Award winner Viola Davis, is a front-runner for the other biggie — the Best Actress statue — alongside Andra Day (who won the Golden Globe for her role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”), Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”), Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) and Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”).
But even before then, the competition was already hitting strides, with Steven Yeun becoming the first Asian-American nominated for Best Actor for his role in “Minari.” In addition, “Nomadland” filmmaker Chloé Zhao was the first Asian-American woman to be nominated for Best Director. She and “Promising Young Woman” director Emerald Fennell also were the first two women to be nominated in the category in the same year.
The 93rd annual Academy Awards, originally scheduled for Feb. 28, were postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The show will broadcast from the Dolby Theatre and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC.
The full list of winners and nominees appears below and will be updated live throughout the night. And don’t forget to check out The Post’s other Oscars-related coverage.