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Chloe Zhao, winner of the awards for best picture and director for 'Nomadland,' poses in the press room at the Oscars. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Chloe Zhao on Sunday night became the second woman ever to win Oscar in the best director category
  • Zhao was scrubbed from Chinese social media on Monday
  • Chinese cinemas abruptly pulled the scheduled release of the film 'Nomadland' 

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Frances McDormand (L) and Chloe Zhao, hold the Oscar for Best Picture for 'Nomadland' as they pose in the press room at the Oscars. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Maryl Streep and Ingrid Bergman have won three Oscars each
  • Katharine Hepburn, on the other hand, holds four
  • Frances McDormand becomes the seventh actor to achieve the feat

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The Academy Awards 2021, best known as Oscars, kicked off in Los Angeles on Sunday. (Photo credit: Oscars official website)

  • 'Nomadland' has swept most of the awards shows in the run-up to the Oscars
  • Daniel Kaluuya won Best Actor award for his role in 'Judas and the Black Messiah'
  • Danish film 'Another Round' win the best international feature film award

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McDormand played one of the retirees in Nomadland.(Photo Credit: Instagram/@frances.mcdormand)

  • This is Frances McDormand's third Oscar
  • 'Nomadland' won the best picture award
  • Viola Davis and Carey Mulligan were also nominated in this category

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‘Nomadland', directed by Chloe Zhao, won the Best Picture award at Oscars 2021. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Nomadland)

  • 'The Father', 'Judas and The Black Messiah', 'Mank' and ‘Minari' were the other nominees
  • 'The Academy Awards were held on Sunday, April 25
  • Chloe Zhao took home the best directing award for 'Nomadland'

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Chloe Zhao won the best directing Oscars for 'Nomadland'. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • 'Nomadland' is Chloe Zhao's third film
  • Zhao completed her education in Los Angeles
  • She started her journey as a director in 2015

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The venues selected for this year's Oscars are The Dolby Theatre and the Union Station. (Photo credit: Twitter/@TheAcademy)

  • Oscars 2021 got underway on Sunday from two Los Angeles venues
  • Winners in several categories, including original screenplay, supporting actor and directing, have already been announced
  • 'Promising Young Woman' received the Original Screenplay award 

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View of the old ticketing concourse at the Downtown Los Angeles Union Station, where part of the 2021 Oscars Ceremony will take place. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Hollywood's A-listers will reunite for the first time in more than a year due to COVID-19
  • The guest list is strictly limited, with even studio execs forced to watch on television
  • But with stars have reportedly been told they can remove their masks while on camera

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Oscar 2021 would mark the 93rd year for the prestigious annual award show. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • The  record of most number of Oscars won in one night belongs to Walt Disney
  • Nomadland is a frontrunner in this year's Oscars
  • If Chloe Zhao wins the best director award, she would be the second woman, and the first of colour to have done so

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Oscar 2021 will commence on Sunday. (Photo credit: Instagram / The Academy Awards)

  • There will be multiples settings for Oscars 2021
  • The awards will be given out in Los Angeles' Union Station
  • Honourary prizes and musical performances will be held in a Hollywood theatre