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Oscars 2021 LIVE Updates | Chloe Zhao, winner, best director for ‘Nomadland’: “I have always found goodness in the people I met, everywhere I went in the world. So this is for anyone who had the faith and the courage to hold on to the goodness in themselves, and to hold on to the goodness in each other, no matter how difficult it is to do that.”
Oscars 2021 LIVE Updates | Recap: ‘My Octopus Teacher’ wins the Oscar for best documentary
My Octopus Teacher, the tale of an eight-limbed creature and her human companion, won the Oscar for the best documentary. The documentary was ten years in the making. It started as a personal video project by South African filmmaker Craig Foster to rekindle his connection with nature by observing an inquisitive female mollusc near Cape Town.
Oscars 2021 LIVE Updates | Emerald Fennell Writing (Original Screenplay) winner for ‘Promising Young Woman’: I think I always hoped to make something that people would want to go and see, even if it’s about something difficult and troubling – you could talk about it afterward. Something felt glossy and feminine but about dark subject matter.
Oscars 2021 LIVE Updates | Frances McDormand a double Oscar winner for ‘Nomadland’
Frances McDormand has two more Oscars. She may hang on to them a little more tightly. She won best actress Sunday night for her performance in Nomadland, which also nabbed best picture. As a producer on the movie, she collected a trophy as well. McDormand kissed her director-husband, Joel Coen, and rose from their table inside Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to make her way to the stage for one of the shortest speeches of the night. (AP)
Oscars 2021 LIVE Updates | Chloe Zhao’s Oscars get muted reaction, even censorship in China
Chloe Zhao’s history-making Oscars sweep, winning best director and best picture, is being met with a muted response in her country of birth, and even instances of censorship. Zhao’s Nomadland is the second film directed by a woman to win a best picture Oscar. She is the first woman of color and second woman ever to win the Oscars for best director. Yet, in China, where Zhao was born, her history-making success has not been trumpeted or celebrated. State media in China had yet to celebrate her win by late Monday morning, with CCTV and Xinhua, the two main state media not posting her win. (AP)
Oscar 2021 | Check Out The Best-dressed Stars On Red Carpet
A look at some best dressed stars sizzle the red carpet at 93rd Academy Awards.
Oscars 2021 LIVE Updates | Anthony Hopkins has become the oldest actor ever to win an Academy Award.
Oscars 2021 LIVE Updates | Derek Chauvin verdict weighs heavily on Oscars broadcast
Following one of the most consequential court cases in recent US history, Hollywood wasted no time in reflecting on the state of race relations and police use of force in Sunday’s Academy Awards show. The theme was revisited several more times, injecting politics into a broadcast seen around the world.
“I have to be honest, if things had gone differently this past week in Minneapolis, I might have traded in my heels for marching boots,” Regina King, the presenter who opened the show, said at the start of the broadcast.
She was referring to the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty by a jury of all three charges in the death of George Floyd: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.
The case has rocked the United States ever since cellphone video of the incident on May 25, 2020, went viral. The video showed Chauvin, a white veteran of the police force, pushing his knee into the neck of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man in handcuffs, for more than nine minutes. (Reuters)
Oscars 2021 LIVE Updates | Chloe Zhao: It’s pretty fabulous to be a woman in 2021!
Oscars 2021 LIVE Updates | Travon Free, who won Oscars for ‘Two Distant Strangers’ in Short Film (Live Action) category, says it was all a dream
— Travon Free (@Travon) April 26, 2021
Oscars 2021 LIVE Updates | Anthony Hopkins was announced as ‘Oscar 2021 Best Actor’ at the 93rd Academy Awards. The award was given to him for his role in the movie ‘The Father’. It’s the second Oscar for Hopkins and comes nearly 30 years after his first in 1992, for playing Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. He’s been nominated four times since without a win. Hopkins was not on hand to accept the award.