Chloe Zhao, whose ‘Nomadland’ is tipped for major success on Oscars night, on Sunday won the award for best directing for her elegiac road movie about aging Americans roaming the west in vans.

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The Beijing-born director bested fellow nominees Lee Isaac Chung (“Minari”), Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”), David Fincher (“Mank”) and Thomas Vinterberg (“Another Round”).

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Bong-Joon-Ho’s, Parasite bagged the 2020 Academy
Award for Best Director, Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best
International Feature Film. 

The 93rd Academy Award took place on April
25, in Los Angeles Dolby Theater as well as Union Station. Due to the COVID-19
pandemic, the Oscars, which was scheduled for February 28, got delayed for two

This year’s Oscars was a little different due to the multi-venue production.

Former Best Director winner Steven Soderbergh, who is producing 2021 Oscar alongside Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, said, “This year Oscar is going to be like a film, in the sense that at the end
we hope it’ll feel like you watched a movie.”