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Key moments from the Oscars 2021: from the historic to the hilarious

Guardian, 26 Apr 2021
While the scaled-back Oscars in Los Angeles on Sunday made for a more subdued and intimate affair than usual, the evening was not without its moments. Picking up his award for best supporting actor, the British actor Daniel Kaluuya managed to embarrass his proud mother. ‘It's incredible. My mum met my dad, they had sex. It's amazing, you understand. I'm here, you know what I mean?’


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Glenn Close twerked and Frances McDormand howled like a wolf. Making history as the first Korean actor to win an Oscar, Youn Yuh-jung took a moment to appreciate Brad Pitt, who handed her the award. 'Oh, Mr Brad Pitt, finally, nice to meet you. Where were you while we were filming, in person?' she joked, to laughter

Historic wins for Nomadland – and surprise victory for Anthony Hopkins – at odd Oscars ► https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/apr/25/oscars-2021-best-picture-nomadland-chloe-zhao

Oscar winners 2021: the full list ► https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/apr/26/oscar-winners-2021-the-full-list-updating-live

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