Women have set a new Oscars record

Let’s hear it for the girls.

The spotlight was on women at the 2021 Oscars on Sunday as they scooped up a historic 17 wins last night, most notably in the male-dominated categories for Best Director and Producer.

By comparison, last night saw 30 male winners, meaning women took home 36% of statuettes up for grabs across 23 categories, according to the Wrap.

All told, 70 women were nominated this year, marking the highest total ever. By the Wrap’s calculations, of the 235 individuals named as nominees this year, 76 were women, a slice of about 23%.

It’s further evidence of a positive trend for women in Hollywood as last year’s lineup which saw 13 of them honored out of 39 winners total. The margin for 2019 was even thinner with just 15 female winners out of 54 individuals in all.

Mia Neal, Sergio Lopez-Rivera and Jamika Wilson
Mia Neal (left) and Jamika Wilson (center), along with Sergio Lopez-Rivera, won as a group in the category of Best Makeup and Hairstyling for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
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Here’s the full list of 2021 Oscar-winning women:

Youn Yuh-jung
Youn Yuh-jung, 73, made her Hollywood debut in “Minari,” a role that won her the Best Supporting Actress honor.
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  • Mollye Asher, Chloé Zhao and Frances McDormand, Best Picture for “Nomadland”
  • Chloé Zhao, Best Director for “Nomadland”
  • Frances McDormand, Best Actress in a Leading Role for “Nomadland”
  • H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas, Best Music (Original Song) for “Judas and the Black Messiah”
  • Emerald Fennell, Best Original Screenplay for “Promising Young Woman”
  • Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson, Best Makeup and Hairstyling for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • Dana Murray, Best Animated Feature for “Soul”
  • Ann Roth, Best Costume Design for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • Yuh-Jung Youn, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “Minari”
  • Pippa Ehrlich, Best Documentary for “My Octopus Teacher”
  • Alice Doyard, Best Documentary Short for “Collette”
  • Michelle Couttolenc, Best Sound Design for “Sound of Metal”
  • Jan Pascale, Best Production Design for “Mank”
(L-R) Peter Spears, Frances McDormand, Chloe Zhao, Mollye Asher, and Dan Janvey
“Nomadand” producers Peter Spears (from left), Frances McDormand, Chloé Zhao, Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey pose together as Best Picture winners.
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