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93rd Oscars x Vanity Fair Winner, Nominee & Presenter Portraits

Entered in Images, Instagram Partnership, Instagram


For the first time, the Academy partnered with Vanity Fair and Instagram to create the 93rd Oscars (2021) beautiful winner, nominee and presenter portraits. Photography visionary Quil Lemons, the youngest photographer to capture lead images for Vanity Fair and whose signature visual language incorporates questions of masculinity, queerness, race and family was tapped to capture the glamour and diversity of this historic Oscars.

Strategy and Execution

The Academy's partnership with Vanity Fair, Instagram and Quil Lemons was centered on the photographic capture of countless Oscar nominees, winners and presenters throughout the night while abiding to Covid-19 protocols. This first time collaboration was aimed at honoring the filmmakers and artists persevering in their crafts despite all obstacles of an unprecedented pandemic.


Stunning images of over 40 Oscar winners, nominees and presenters were captured and released on the Academy and Vanity Fair's social channels receiving multimillion organic impressions and engagements.


Entrant Company / Organization Name

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars)