All the history-making moments from the Oscars

Jen Crothers
·2-min read
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images

Sunday night's Academy Awards were full of moments for the history books - but first, here's our favourite record-breaking moment that almost happened, in an unexpected Glenn Close/Mamma Mia crossover.

While Glenn gleefully twerked her way through losing out on that Best Supporting Actress title to Youn Yuh-jung for Minari, (her record-breaking eighth Oscar loss - we love you Glenn!), things could have been very different if she'd lost to Amanda Seyfried for Mank.

Had this happened, Glenn would have lost an Oscar to the grandmother, mother AND daughter from Mamma Mia. In 1988, Glenn lost Best Actress to Cher for Moonstruck, and Best Actress to Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady in 2012.

Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images

The brilliant Youn Yuh-Jung paid homage to her category rival in her acceptance speech, asking, "How can I win [over] Glenn Close?!"

In other record breaking happenings, Chloé Zhao became the first woman of colour (and only the second woman ever) to win Best Director for Nomadland. The other female winner was Kathryn Bigelow in 2010 for The Hurt Locker.

Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images

Emerald Fennell, with her win for Best Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman, was the first British woman to win the award in Oscars history - and the first woman since 2007 to win the award.

Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson became the first Black women to win for Best Makeup & Hairstyling at the Oscars, for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Sir Anthony Hopkins became the oldest ever recipient of an Oscar. At 83, he won the Best Actor gong for The Father, beating the expected winner, the late Chadwick Boseman. It's been almost 30 years since Hopkins won his last Oscar, which was for his role as Hannibal Lecter in 1992's Silence Of The Lambs.

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