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The 93rd annual Academy Awards were last night, and here were the winners:

Best Picture:  Nomadland

Best Actor:  Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Best Actress:  Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:  Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:  Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Best Director:  Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Adapted Screenplay:  The Father

Best Original Screenplay:  Promising Young Woman

Best international Feature FilmAnother Round

Best Animated Feature:  Soul

Best Original Song:  “Fight for You," Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Score:  Soul

KC's View:

The Oscars, which I've always viewed with some mixture of skepticism and voyeuristic curiosity, this year demonstrated the power of disruptive influences - Netflix won more Academy Awards this year - seven - than any other studio, after having gotten more total nominations (36) than anyone else.  (Amazon had two wins.)

The show also illustrated the "don't count your chickens before they're hatched" principle.  The producers reordered the awards so that the Best Picture did not come last … they made Best Actor the final award, anticipating that it would go to the late Chadwick Boseman in what would be an emotional climax to the evening.  And then Anthony Hopkins won for The Father, and wasn't there to accept the prize … leaving the show to end, as TS Eliot said, "Not with a bang but a whimper."