"We're in a hermetically sealed tent right now. I would not have come to this."
New Zealander Jessica Hobbs was among the big winners.
"I feel like I'm standing on the shoulders of some really extraordinary people."
There have been accusations of unprofessional behaviour from the Hollywood Foreign Press.
It's being called the best moment of the 2021 Academy Awards.
Nomadland, Sound of Metal and The Father are among the big winners.
It's the first time ever an Asian woman has won the award.
Anthony Hopkins and Promising Young Woman also picked up major awards.
For the first time, two women are nominated in the Best Director category - Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell.