• Director/Producer Chloe Zhao, winner of Best Directing and Best Picture for "Nomadland," poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, 25 April 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles. Picture: Chris Pizzello-Pool/AFP

    China censors Oscars success of history-making Chloe Zhao

    Zhao on Sunday night became the second woman ever to win the coveted award at the LA ceremony, as her film "Nomadland" -- about marginalised Americans roaming the west -- bagged best picture and its lead, Frances McDormand, won best actress.

  • The 93rd Oscars will go live on Sunday, 25 April.

    Oscars more diverse as pandemic, protests shake up Hollywood

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has drastically reformed its membership in recent years, admitting large batches of new Oscars voters each year who better reflect society's diversity, after much criticism for its mainly white, male base.

  • FILE: A 'Nomadland' movie poster. Picture: @nomadlandfilm/Twitter.

    The eight contenders for the best picture Oscar

    The blockbusters may be absent, but an eclectic array of titles are in the mix, from a lavish Netflix ode to Tinseltown's Golden Age to a tiny indie drama about Korean immigrants scraping out a living off the land in rural America.