Nomadland Director Chloe Zhao Made History At The 93rd Academy Awards
93rd Academy Awards were special in many ways. First, they were delayed by two months due to the pandemic but the academy turned it into an opportunity to extend the eligibility period of feature films.
Hollywood’s biggest night of the year….
It was the biggest night but with fewer attendees due to pandemic-induced restrictions but everything from red carpet welcome of the nominees and awardees receiving their awards in person. Also, millions watch the live telecast of Oscars awards on their television sets.
The most surprising moment of the 93rd Oscars….
The late Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer last year, was widely anticipated as the Best Actor for his work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, but the jury changed their mind and announced the prestigious award to Anthony Hopkins for his work in The Father.
Highlights of the Oscars 2021:
• Oscars 2021 was a no-host ceremony for the third year
• 93rd Academy Awards has the most diverse list of nominees in its history
• The ceremony took place at two places – traditional Dolby Theatre and Union Station
• Best Sound award is given for both Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing
• Netflix bagged seven Academy Awards – the most for any distributor
Chloe Zhao made history at the 93rd Academy Awards….
Nominated for Best Director for Nomadland, Chloe Zhao is the first woman of color to win the prestigious award in the history of the academy. Also, she’s the second woman to win the award after Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker.
Nomadland also made history by bagging three Oscars….
Nomadland won awards for Best Picture, Best Director (Chloe Zhao), and Best Actress (Frances McDormand) award. It is an American drama film revolving around a Vandwelling woman who leaves her home after the demise of her husband. She travels around the United States in her motor home.