Article by Megha Goyal

Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won the best picture Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao became the first woman of color to win the best director and a historically diverse group of winners took home awards.

didn’t pick up his award in person at the 93rd Academy Awards reported People magazine.

Earlier in the ceremony, ‘Nomadland’ bagged the award ‘Best Picture. This was the second win for ‘Nomadland’ at the 93rd Academy Awards as earlier Chloe Zhao took home the Oscar for best direction, becoming the first person of colour to bag this award. She is only the second woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win this particular laurel.

Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller took home an Oscar in the category of Adapted Screenplay for their work in the Anthony Hopkins-starrer ‘The Father’. Emerald Fennell also won an Oscar for Original Screenplay for the comedy thriller film ‘Promising Young Woman’.

The 93rd Academy Awards are being held at both the Dolby Theatre and Union Station. The ceremony is taking place two months later than originally planned, due to the impact left by the COVID-19 pandemic on the entertainment industry. The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced on March 15 this year. This is only the fourth time in history that the Academy Awards were postponed.

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