Published: 26th April 2021

Oscar winners 2021

Wondering what Oscar winning film to watch this week?

Check out our round up of all the movies that won big at the 2021 Oscars. This list features everything you need to know about the film, including the age rating and ratings info. Find out where you can stream them all on FindAnyFilm. 

My Octopus Teacher

references to violence, injury detail, language, threat, animals hunting

Winner: Best documentary

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.


mild bad language, fantasy threat

Winner: Best animated feature film, Best original score

Soul is a US animated fantasy in which a music teacher is suddenly transported out of his own body and must fight to find his way back to his life.


There is infrequent mild bad language ('crap'), as well as milder terms, such as 'God' and 'butt'.


There are scenes of mild fantasy threat, in which characters find themselves in another realm that controls life and death. The main protagonist dies, but this is comically presented, without any detail of injury, and he is immediately transformed into a colourful blob-like state. Other scenes contain darker blob-like beings, which initially appear threatening, but do not bring about any harm. There is also a scene in which a character is surrounded by looming figures who make belittling comments but the emphasis is on the resourcefulness of the protagonist to help rescue them both.

There is very mild rude humour, including a scene in which a man's face comes very close to a cat's behind.

The Father

upsetting scenes, domestic abuse, infrequent strong language

Winner: Best adapted screenplay, Best actor in a leading role

The Father is a British drama in which a man who is suffering from dementia resists his daughter’s attempts to help him.

There is infrequent use of strong language (’f**k’); milder terms include ‘bitch’, ‘tits’ and ‘shit’. There is infrequent use of the term ‘retarded’.

There are upsetting and often disorienting scenes in which a man experiences symptoms of dementia, causing him confusion, frustration and distress.

There are brief scenes of domestic abuse, which are implied to be taking place in characters’ imaginations. In one scene, a man is shown repeatedly slapping his vulnerable father-in-law, making him cry. In another, we see a woman holding down her father in order to suffocate him, but the visual detail is not strong.

There is a brief, dimly lit image of an injured woman with bloody marks on her face.

Another Round

infrequent strong language, moderate sex, substance abuse

Winner: Best international feature film

Another Round is a Danish drama in which four friends decide to test a theory that maintaining a constant blood alcohol level will improve their lives.

There is infrequent use of strong language ('f**k') and use of milder terms ’damn’, ‘hell’, ‘butt’, ‘piss’, ‘God’, ‘crap’.

Moderate sex includes a couple having sex in a tent.

Characters regularly drink alcohol to excess and others struggle with alcoholism.


suicide references, infrequent moderate bad language

Winner: Best director, Best actress in a leading role, Best picture

NOMADLAND is a US drama in which a woman starts a new life on the road in the American Midwest after the economic collapse of her town.

There is infrequent moderate bad language (‘bitch’); milder terms include ‘shit’.

There are occasional verbal references to suicide, without graphic detail.

There are occasional mild scenes of emotional upset. There is also a brief image of non-sexualised full-frontal nudity.

If Anything Happens I Love You

bereavement theme, threat

Winner: Best animated short film

Grieving parents journey through an emotional void as they mourn the loss of a child in the aftermath of a tragic school shooting.


moderate violence, threat, domestic abuse, infrequent strong language

Winner: Best visual effects

Tenet is a sci-fi thriller in which a man is enlisted to stop an evil plot involving futuristic technology.

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'bitch', 'bullshit', 'bloody' and 'piss'.

There are frequent tense sequences in which people are in dangerous situations, come under fire, or attempt to evade bombs. In one scene terrorists take over an auditorium and there is brief distress among the audience. There is also a scene in which an abusive husband holds his wife at gunpoint, and threatens to beat her with his belt.

Scenes include gunfights, fistfights, stabbings, use of improvised weapons, and explosions. In an interrogation scene it is implied a man's teeth are pulled out, but bloody detail is minimal. Another man is beaten to death, but the scene does not feature strong detail. A man verbally threatens another man with castration. A husband is abusive towards his wife, threatening her and later shooting her. In one scene she aims a gun at him, but he disarms and punches her. His behaviour is implicitly criticised throughout.

Discreet references are made to suicide and discriminatory behaviour. There are also mild sex references.


rude gesture, suicide references

Winner: Best actress in a supporting role

Minari is a drama in which a Korean family tries to start a farming business in Arkansas in the 1980s.

A child makes a middle finger gesture through a bus window. There is also mild bad language ('shit', 'crap', 'bastard').

A man insensitively tells a young child that the previous occupant of his home took his own life, mimicking a gunshot to the head.

There is a scene of mild threat in which a building is set on fire and a family attempt to save their crop from the flames. In one scene, children make make discriminatory comments about the appearance and language of two Korean-American children, due to their lack of awareness or understanding.

Discrimination is not condoned, and the children soon become friends. There is brief bloody injury detail after a drawer falls on a child's leg and cuts him. There are also some upsetting scenes, such as a woman having a stroke, and two children being concerned when their parents argue. A child tricks his grandmother into drinking his urine. Some children experiment with chewing tobacco. When a child repeatedly wets the bed, his grandmother laughs and says 'Penis broken', to which he replies, 'It's called a ding-dong'. A father threatens to hit his son with a stick as punishment for his bad behaviour.


infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, suicide references

Winner: Best production design

Mank is a US biopic drama in which Herman J. Mankiewicz works with Orson Welles to develop the 1941 film, Citizen Kane.

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), accompanied by milder terms, such as 'whore', 'bastard', 'bollocks', 'balls', 'piss', 'ass', 'asshole', 'bullshit', 'shit', 'hell', 'Jesus', 'God' and 'damn'.

Sex references include a man admitting to "diddling all the ladies", which is accompanied by a rude hand gesture.

It is implied, off-screen, that a man takes his own life. This scene is accompanied by other undetailed references to suicide.

There is partial breast nudity as a woman, donning sparkly nipple tassels, sits in an office full of men. There are also references to alcohol addiction, including sequences in which a man is inebriated after bouts of heavy drinking.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

strong language, references to racism

Winner: Best makeup and hairstyling, Best costume design

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a US drama, inspired by real events, in which blues singer Ma Rainey performs with her band in an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago.

There are references to racist violence, including verbal references to a lynching. There are also references to sexual violence, when a man tells the story of his mother being attacked by a group of white men. There are uses of racist terms, including “uppity n****r”, in reported speech, as well as peer--to-peer uses of the outdated term ‘coloured’.

There is use of strong language (‘motherf**ker’, ‘f**k’). Milder terms include ‘pussy’, ‘whore’, ‘bullshit’, ‘nigga’, ‘shit’, ‘ass’, ‘piss’ and ‘balls’.

A man is stabbed, resulting in brief bloody detail. There is a brief, moderate scene of sex in which a woman rides a seated man, without visible nudity; there are also occasional moderate sex references and innuendo.

Promising Young Woman

sexual violence, violence, drug misuse, language, sex references

Winner: Best original screenplay

Promising Young Woman is a US thriller in which a woman seeks revenge on those she deems responsible for participating or colluding in a heinous sex crime.

There is very strong language ('c**t') and strong language ('f**k'), accompanied by milder terms, including 'pussy', 'bitch', 'dick', 'shit', 'asshole', 'God', 'hell', 'Jesus' and 'Christ'.

A man snorts cocaine before forcibly coercing a woman to consume the drug.

There are strong, sometimes crude, references to sex, including a man suggesting to another that he try ejaculating on a woman's face and buttocks at the same time.

There are frequent references to sexual violence. There are sequences of sexual assault as men attempt to have sex with a woman who they believe to be inebriated. There are also verbal references to a recording of a woman who was raped by a man at a party, as others watched. It is implied in some sequences that the video is played on a mobile device, but only undetailed audio can be heard.

There is a sustained scene of strong violence in which a man smothers a woman to death with a pillow.

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Judas And The Black Messiah

strong language, violence, racism

Winner: Best actor in a supporting role, Best original song

Judas And The Black Messiah is a US drama in which a young criminal is blackmailed by the FBI into infiltrating the Black Panther movement in the late 1960s.

There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker'), as well as use of milder terms including 'shit', 'cock', 'ass', 'god', 'damn' and 'hell'. There is also use of 'nigga' between black characters.

Scenes include shootings resulting in bloody injuries. A man is seen with scarring on his chest in prison, and references are made to boiling water being poured on a man's penis.

There is use of racist language ('n****r', 'negro', 'cracker'), racist behaviour, and scenes of racist violence in which black people are subjected to police brutality and black activists encourage violence towards the police. References are made to acts of racist violence, including lynching and a young man's penis being cut off by the Ku Klux Klan. There is brief sight on a newspaper clipping of the remains of Emmett Till following his murder.

There are scenes of threat, including a man briefly pointing his gun at a pregnant woman's belly. There are sequences of smoking, reflecting the era in which the film is set.

Sound Of Metal

strong language, sex references

Winner: Best sound, Best film editing

Sound of Metal is a US drama in which a rock musician, and recovering heroin addict, loses his hearing.

There is use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') as well as other terms such as 'bitch' and 'Jesus'.
A T-shirt is decorated with a rudimentary artistic image of fellatio, including an erect penis. There is a comic reference to anal sex.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

There is sight of multiple small old scars on a character's arm, with the implication that these were self-inflicted. There is medical injury detail during an operation in a scene. There are references to heroin addiction which are not accompanied by any visual detail.

Two Distant Strangers

violence, discrimination theme

Winner: Best live-action short film

In this Oscar-nominated short film, a man trying to go home to his dog gets stuck in a time loop that forces him to relive a deadly run-in with a cop.