The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will go down in history as one that celebrated inclusivity as never before.
From an all-black producing team being nominated for Best Picture, to Asian origin actors taking home the trophy, to deaf and mute presenter Marlee Matlin -- the Oscars this year made space for life in all its diversity.
The awards themselves held little surprise. Chloe Zhao expectedly won the Best Director honour and her film "Nomadland" won the Best Picture award.
Zhao said: "My entire Nomadland company, what a crazy lifetime journey…"
Veteran actor Anthony Hopkins, who portrayed an ageing man battling dementia in The Father", won the Best Actor award. The octogenarian was not present at the ceremony or on video, and his award was accepted by the Academy on his behalf. Others nominated in the category were the late Chadwick Boseman,Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed, Steven Yeun and Gary Oldman.