Watch Best Oscars 2021 Acceptance Speeches From Daniel Kaluuya to Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand and Sir Anthony Hopkins won the top acting honors at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony as Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color to win the best director award for her drama Nomadland, which was named Best Picture.

In the movie, McDormand plays the role of a woman living out of her van and interacting with real-life nomads. The 63-year-old, who is also listed as a producer, has now won three Oscars for Best Actress following her accolades for Fargo in 1997 and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in 2018.

With four Academy Awards, only Katherine Hepburn, has won the Oscar for Best Actress more times.

"Please watch our movie on the largest screen possible and one day soon take everyone you know, shoulder-to-shoulder, in that dark space and watch every film that's represented here tonight," McDormand said in her acceptance speech.

"I have no words. My voice is in my sword. We know the sword is our work and I like work. Thank you for knowing that and thanks for this."

Hopkins scooped up the Best Actor award for his role in The Father, but did not attend the ceremony in Los Angeles and delivered a belated acceptance speech from his home in Wales on Monday morning.

"I'm very grateful to the Academy and thank you. And I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early," he said in a clip shared by Filmatic on Twitter.

"I really did not expect this. So I feel very privileged and honored. Thank you."

Sir Anthony Hopkins pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman and express his gratitude for the Best Actor award he won at the Oscars.

— Filmatic (@itsFilmatic) April 26, 2021

Daniel Kaluuya, who won the best supporting actor Oscar for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah, praised Fred Hampton, the man he played.

"What a man, how blessed we are that we lived in a lifetime where he existed [...] When they played divide and conquer, we say unite and ascend.

"Thank you so much for showing me myself, and there's so much work to do. That's on everyone in this room. This ain't no single man job. I look at every single one of you. We've got work to do."

Youn Yuh-Jung, meanwhile, made history as she became the first Korean to win the Oscar for Best Actress in a supporting role for her performance in Minari.

She defeated a strong field which included Olivia Colman for The Father, Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy and Amanda Seyfried for Mank.

"Me being here myself I cannot believe. Let me pull myself together. How can I win over Glenn Close?"

Youn then paid tribute to her "two boys who make me go out and work," adding the Oscar was "the result because mummy worked so hard!"

As only the second woman in Academy Award history to be named best director, in her acceptance speech Zhao describing directing Nomadland as a "crazy once-in-a-lifetime journey."

She then reflected on how her father had taught her people "at birth are inherently good," a principle she has held dear throughout her life.

"Even though sometimes it might seem like the opposite is true, I have always found goodness in the people I have met," she explained.

Emerald Fennell, meanwhile, became the first woman since 2007 to win an Oscar for best original screenplay for Promising Young Woman.

"I want to thank [lead actress] Carey Mulligan not only for being the most talented person in the world but the kindest and the funniest," she said in her acceptance speech.

Meanwhile, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson became the first Black winners of the Oscar costume design and best makeup and hairstyling for Black Bottom.

In her acceptance speech, Neal said she was convinced that "one day it won't be unusual or groundbreaking, it will just be normal" for Black women, Latina women and trans women to win Oscars.

Frances McDormand at the Oscars
Frances McDormand (L), winner of Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Nomadland," and Yuh-Jung Youn, winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "Minari," pose in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images

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