Daniel Kaluuya won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his Black Panther movie Judas and the Black Messiah.
The Londoner thanked his co-stars, friends and family “from London town to Kampala” and paid tribute to his mother saying “you gave me your factory settings so I could stand at my fullest height”.
Accepting the prize for his role as Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, he paid tribute to the man himself, saying: “What a man. How blessed we are that we lived in a lifetime when he existed, thank you for your life, he was on this earth for 21 years and he found a way to feed kids, educate kids, give free medical care against all odds…”
The ceremony began with actress Regina King presenting the award for Original Screenplay to Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman.
Accepting the award, the actress and writer said she hadn’t prepared a speech because she did not expect to win.
She said she was “mortified” to be accepting the award on her own, adding: “This film was made by the most incredible people in the world and they made it in just 23 days”.
The next award for adapted screenplay went to Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton for The Father starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman.
Laura Dern, who won last year’s best supporting actress Oscar, presented the award for International Feature Film to Danish movie Another Round which stars Mads Mikkelsen as a heavy drinking teacher.
Director Thomas Vinterberg dedicated his win to his daughter who was killed in a road collision just as he started work on it.
The Oscar for make-up and hairstyling went to the team that worked on Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, making Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson the first black women to win the prize.
Neal said: “Jamika and I break this glass ceiling with so much excitement for the future because I can picture black trans women standing up here and Asian sisters and Latinx sisters and one day it won’t be unusual and groundbreaking, it will just be normal.”
Ann Roth won the Oscar for Costume Design for her work on the same film.
The Oscar for best director went to Chloe Zhao for Nomadland who is only the second woman to win the award.
The Oscar for achievement in sound went to Sound of Metal and was presented by its star Riz Ahmed who also presented the award for best live action short to Two Distant Strangers.
The award for best animated short was presented by Reese Witherspoon to If Anything Happens I Love You, while the best animated feature film award went to Soul about a school teacher who wants to make it as a jazz musician.
Actress Marlee Matlin gave the Oscar for short documentary to Colette about a French resistance fighter who travelled to Germany to discover what happened to her brother in a Nazi concentration camp.
My Octopus Teacher, about filmmaker Craig Foster forging a relationship with a wild octopus in a South African kelp forest, won the Oscar for documentary feature.
Christopher Nolan’s science-fiction thriller Tenet won the Oscar for visual effects.
Brad Pitt presented the Oscar for best supporting actress to 73-year-old Yuh-Jung Youn for Minari beating stars including Glenn Close and Olivia Colman in the process.
The Oscar for best production design went to Mank – the Hollywood story of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his development of the screenplay for Citizen Kane. The same film also won for its cinematography.
Harrison Ford presented the Oscar for film editing to Sound of Metal, before Soul won the Oscar for best score.
The Oscar for best song was presented by Zendaya and went to Fight For You from Judas and the Black Messiah by HER.