Sassy reactions to the Oscar winners (and losers) from our film forum posters

Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders hiding behind screen names, were quick to sound off with their 2021 Oscar winner reactions. As they discussed the unfolding ceremony on April 25, they cheered for their favorite films and lamented the fact that others had lost..

Over the past 92 years the Academy Awards have learned that it’s impossible to please everybody, and this year is no exception. Below is just a sampling of the brutally honest comments of our sassy forum posters concerning the 2021 Oscar winners. Take a read and then jump in here if you’re brave enough.

SEE 2021 Oscars: Full list of Academy Awards winners in all 23 categories

Best Picture
“The Father”
“Judas and the Black Messiah”
X – “Nomadland”
“Promising Young Woman”
“Sound of Metal”
“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Sean C: And the frontrunner throughout the season takes it. Quite an impressive campaign, really.

Lil Tony: No surprise after all.

Best Director
Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari”
David Fincher, “Mank”
Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”
Thomas Vinterberg, “Another Round”
X – Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland

FreemanGriffin: The 2nd ever female director to win the Oscar!!! This is a great win!



Best Actress
Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Andra Day, “The United States v. Billie Holiday”
Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”
X – Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”
Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”

abelfenty: TALENT WON. So happy for Frances.

BTN: Wow 3 for Mcdormand now!!! That’s amazing.

Best Actor
Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”
Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
X – Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”
Gary Oldman, “Mank”
Steven Yeun, “Minari

John Berchmans: They did Chadwick Boseman so dirty. The disrespect!

ENGLAND: Anthony was THE BEST in his category. Thank you Oscars.


Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bakalova, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
Glenn Close, “Hillbilly Elegy”
Olivia Colman, “The Father”
Amanda Seyfried, “Mank”
X – Youn Yuh-jung, “Minari”

hillslight: YOUN I AM SO HAPPY.

AayaanUpadhyaya: YES YOUN SHE DID IT!!!! SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!

Best Supporting Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
X – Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Leslie Odom Jr., “One Night in Miami”
Paul Raci, “Sound of Metal”
Lakeith Stanfield, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

methaddiction: Daniel we love to see it

Almond: What a sweep for Daniel

Best Adapted Screenplay
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” Peter Baynham, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jena Friedman, Anthony Hines, Lee Kern, Dan Mazer, Nina Pedrad, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Swimer
X – “The Father,” Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
“Nomadland,” Chloé Zhao
“One Night in Miami,” Kemp Powers
“The White Tiger,” Ramin Bahrani

Ihdang2000: LET’S GO “THE FATHER”!!! Amazing script!

Kafka_Gyllenhaal: ZELLER YESSSS

Victor: “Nomadland” was robbed.

Best Original Screenplay
“Judas and the Black Messiah,” Will Berson, Shaka King, Keith Lucas, Kenneth Lucas
“Minari,” Lee Isaac Chung
X – “Promising Young Woman,” Emerald Fennell
“Sound of Metal,” Abraham Marder, Darius Marder, Derek Cianfrance
“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Aaron Sorkin

FreemanGriffin: “Promising Young Woman” wins!!! YAY!


Best Cinematography
“Judas and the Black Messiah,” Sean Bobbitt
X – “Mank,” Erik Messerschmidt
“News of the World,” Dariusz Wolski
“Nomadland,” Joshua James Richards
“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Phedon Papamichael

John Berchmans: Ok now that’s a surprise.

Ihdang2000: WHATTTTTTT! Joshua James Richards deserved that no doubt.

forwardswill: How did “Nomadland” lose the award it deserved the most?

Best Costume Design
“Emma,” Alexandra Byrne
X – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Ann Roth
“Mank,” Trish Summerville”
“Mulan,” Bina Daigeler
“Pinocchio,” Massimo Cantini Parrini

JV: Yay, Ann Roth supremacy.

Lord Freddy Blackfyre: “Emma” and “Mank” were robbed.

Best Film Editing
“The Father,” Yorgos Lamprinos
“Nomadland,” Chloé Zhao
“Promising Young Woman,” Frédéric Thoraval
X – “Sound of Metal,” Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Alan Baumgarten 

gorman: “Sound of Metal” woooooo!

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
“Emma,” Marese Langan
“Hillbilly Elegy,” Eryn Krueger Mekash, Patricia Dehaney, Matthew Mungle
X – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Matiki Anoff, Mia Neal, Larry M. Cherry
“Mank,” Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams
“Pinocchio,” Dalia Colli, Anna Kieber, Sebastian Lochmann, Stephen Murphy

Victor: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” slayinggg

Best Original Score
“Da 5 Bloods,” Terence Blanchard
“Mank,” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
“Minari,” Emile Mosseri
“News of the World,” James Newton Howard
X – “Soul,” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste

Best Original Song
X – “Fight for You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah”
“Hear My Voice” from “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Húsavík” from “Eurovision Song Contest”
“Io Si (Seen)” from “The Life Ahead”
“Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami”)

Luca: Wow, now that’s an upset!

aahoto: You have got to be kidding me. I like the song but come on…


Best Production Design
“The Father,” Peter Francis, Cathy Featherstone
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Mark Ricker, Karen O’Hara, Diana Stoughton
X – “Mank,” Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale
“News of the World,” David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan
“Tenet,” Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas

Almond: “Mank” as expected.

Best Sound
“Greyhound,” Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders, David Wyman
“Mank,” Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance, Drew Kunin
“News of the World,” Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller, John Pritchett
“Soul,” Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott, David Parker
X – “Sound of Metal,” Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés, Phillip Bladh

Victor: “Sound of Metal” is so obvious here.

Best Visual Effects
“Love and Monsters,” Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt, Brian Cox
“The Midnight Sky,” Matt Kasmir, Chris Lawrence, Dave Watkins, Max Solomon
“Mulan,” Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury, Steve Ingram
“The One and Only Ivan,” Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones, Santiago Colomo Martinez
X – “Tenet,” Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley, Scott R. Fisher, Mike Chambers

LLLhawks: Yay, “Tenet” won something!!!

Best International Feature
X – “Another Round” (Denmark)
“Better Days” (Hong Kong)
“Collective” (Romania)
“The Man Who Sold His Skin” (Tunisia)
“Quo Vadis, Aida?”(Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Best Animated Feature
“Over the Moon”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
X – “Soul”

Kafka_Gyllenhaal: “Soul”… wow… so surprised…

Best Animated Short
“Genius Loci”
X – “If Anything Happens I Love You”

Atypical: “If Anything Happens I Love You” was so good. Congrats!

Best Documentary Feature
“Crip Camp”
“The Mole Agent”
X – “My Octopus Teacher”

wolfali: “Time” was robbed.

gorman: This is a strange win.

KaRol: There were much better and more important documentaries…

Best Documentary Short
X – “Colette”
“A Concerto Is a Conversation”
“Do Not Split”
“Hunger Ward”
“A Love Song for Latasha”

Brayden Fitzsimmons: Wtf is “Colette”?

KaRol: What a terrible choice.

Best Live Action Short
“Feeling Through”
“The Letter Room”
“The Present”
X – “Two Distant Strangers”
“White Eye”

gorman: This is the worst win of the night, or at least the most undeserving. The short is awful.

fivestar: “Feeling Through” deserved this. Such a sweet film.

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