FRANCE 24's film critic Lisa Nesselson shares her thoughts on "Nomadland" and why it wouldn't have been one of her top choices for the Academy Awards. Frances McDormand plays the lead role in Chloé Zhao's feature film. It won the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Female Lead gongs at the 2021 Oscars. McDormand portrays a widow who leaves a now-desolate former company town in Nevada and takes up life as a modern-day nomad.
The Chinese-born Chloe Zhao won best director and best picture for "Nomadland" in a history-making Oscars sweep — a feat that was literally muted in her home country.
The Academy Awards looked different this year: The red carpet was hemmed, and the after-parties were cut. The ceremony was held almost two months later than usual, at an in-person event split between the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Nevertheless, history was made at the prestigious award ceremony. Here is a rundown of major historic moments from the 2021 Oscars.
Pets can easily bond with humans, but when a wild octopus befriends a diver and becomes his life coach until its death, that true story scores an Oscar nomination for best documentary.
We look at the major contenders for this year's Academy Awards, as film critic Lisa Nesselson gives us her assessment of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", which is nominated for five Oscars. The screen adaptation of August Wilson's 1982 play stars Chadwick Boseman as a talented young horn player in the actor's last movie performance before his death last year.
1 Sep 2020
Rusesabagina's role in saving refugees during the 1994 genocide inspired an Oscar-nominated film. He has more recently been known for his criticism of the Rwandan government.
10 Feb 2020
"Ford v Ferrari" on Sunday won the Oscar for sound design. Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the movie is based on the little-known true story of the American and British car designers and engineers who built the Ford GT40 to take on Italy's fabled Ferrari team at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
13 Jan 2020
The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were revealed on Monday. "The Irishman," "1917" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" were also among the top contenders. Any women on the list of best films?
24 Jun 2019
The Oscar-winning actress is now a contributing editor at the publication. According to Time, her pieces will be centered on human rights and the global issue of displacement. It will stem from her association with the UN Refugee Agency, a group she has worked with for nearly 20 years.
18 May 2019
Cannes 2019: Oscar winner Jean Dujardin on the 'masculine fantasy' of fleeing