Nomadland won the best picture, unsurprisingly, but the big winners of the night were Hulu, the movie’s favorite streamer (after a week at the cinema); Netflix, whose Black Bottom and Ma Rainey’s Mank each won two Academy Awards; followed by Amazon Prime, where you can find the two-time winner Sound of Metal. Suffice it to say, Soul, winner of the best animated feature and original score, went straight to Disney +.

None of this went unnoticed by the always lively people Frances McDormandwho co-produced the stage to accept the best picture for Nomadland with the film’s award-winning director and producer ChloĆ© Zhao, made her usual Oscar night request to our better angels: This time to “please see our film on the largest possible screen. ” and one day, very, very soon, bring everyone you know shoulder to shoulder into a theater in this dark room and see every movie that’s here tonight. We give this to our wolf. “And with that she howled into the rafters.

She returned to the stage as the only three-time Oscar winner for best actress Meryl Streep (who has three Oscars but supports one) and lands a shy of all-timer Katharine Hepburnwho picked up four between 1934 and 1982.

After pointing out that the only thing missing was a karaoke bar, such as those like Leslie Odom Jr. could tear the house down, she just said: “I have no words, my voice is in my sword, we know that the sword is our work – and I like work.” She giggled a little like adding, “Duh, right?” But she added, “Thank you for knowing and thank you for that.”