Nomadland Academy Awards. Frances McDormand has won the Oscar for best actress, and Nomadland triumphed in three of the top

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Frances McDormand has won the Oscar for best actress, and Nomadland triumphed in three of the top categories, including best picture and best director.

It’s the second Oscar for McDormand, who also won best actress in 2018 for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. That Oscar was stolen at the post-show Governors Ball, though it was recovered before the night was over.

McDormand plays a woman who leaves her small town to wander the American West in director Chlo’ Zhao’s film Nomadland.

She beat out fellow nominees Viola Davis, Carey Mulligan, Vanessa Kirby and Andra Day. Meanwhike, Yuh-Jung Youn has become the first Korean actor to win an Academy Award.


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‘Nomadland’ wins best picture at a social distanced Oscars

Chlo’ Zhao’s ‘Nomadland,’ a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao became the first woman of color to win best director and a historically diverse group of winners took home awards.

In the biggest surprise of a socially distanced Oscar ceremony held during the pandemic, best actor went to Anthony Hopkins for his performance in the dementia drama ‘The Father.” The award had been widely expected to go to Chadwick Boseman for his final performance in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.’ The night’s last award, it ended the ceremony on a down note, particularly since Hopkins wasn’t in attendance.


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‘Nomadland’ night’s big winner at Oscars

The “Nomadland” victory, while widely expected, nevertheless capped the extraordinary rise of Zhao, a lyrical filmmaker whose winning film is just her third, and which — with a budget less than $5 million and featuring a cast populated by nonprofessional actors — ranks as one of the most modest-sized movies to win Hollywood’s top honor. Only Kathryn Bigelow, 11 years ago for “The Hurt Locker,” had previously won best director.

“I have always found goodness in the people I’ve met everywhere I went in the world,” said Zhao when accepting best director. “This is for anyone who has the faith and the courage to hold on to the goodness in themselves and to hold on the goodness in other[s] no matter how difficult it is to do that.”

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‘Nomadland’ the big winner at the socially distanced Oscars

Hours later, Hopkins made a belated victory speech from his Welsh homeland and paid tribute to Boseman, who he said was “taken from us far too early.”‘

The “Nomadland” victory, while widely expected, nevertheless capped the extraordinary rise of Zhao, a lyrical filmmaker whose winning film is just her third, and which ‘ with a budget less than $5 million and featuring a cast populated by non-professional actors ‘ ranks as one of the most modest-sized movies to win Hollywood’s top honor. (Zhao’s next film, Marvel’s “Eternals,” has a budget approximately 40 times that of “Nomadland.”)’

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Historic moments at Academy Awards as “Nomadland” takes top honors

The 93rd Academy Awards held Sunday offered a few historic moments, as Chlo’ Zhao became the first Chinese woman and the first woman of color to be awarded Best Director for her work on “Nomadland,” which also took Best Picture.

Zhao beat out Emerald Fennell, nominated for “Promising Young Woman,” marking the first time two women were nominated in the directing category. “Nomadland” was only the second film directed by a woman to be named Best Picture.

Two of the stylists behind “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” became the first ever Black winners in the Makeup and Hair category. And Minari’s Yuh-Jung Youn became the first Korean and only the second Asian woman to win Best Supporting Actress ‘ 63 years after Miyoshi Umeki’s award for “Sayonara.”

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‘Nomadland’ wins Oscar for best picture at virus

But ‘Nomadland,’ as a plain-spoken meditation on solitude, grief and grit, struck a chord in a pandemic-ravaged year. It made for an unlikely Oscar champ: A film about people who gravitate to the margins took center stage.’

With a howl, ‘Nomadland’ star Frances McDormand implored people to seek out her film and others on the big screen. Released by the Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures, ‘Nomadland’ premiered at a drive-in and debuted in theaters, but found its largest audience on Hulu.’

‘Please watch our movie on the largest screen possible and one day very, very soon, take everyone you know into a theater, shoulder to shoulder in that dark space, and watch every film that’s represented here tonight,’ McDormand said.’


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