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Nomadland: Why the movie really deserved to win an Academy Award for best picture at 2021 Oscars

In the film, Frances McDormand plays Fern, a 60-something embarking on a quest through America for healing and discovery as a modern-day nomad living in a van, under the amazing direcccion of Chloé Zhao.

Nomadland: Why the movie really deserved to win an Academy Award for best picture at 2021 Oscars

It’s been a victorious awards season for “Nomadland” and now, Chloé Zhao’s film has scored Oscar gold. “We thank all of the hearts and hands that come together to make this movie,” Zhao, 39, said Sunday from LA’s Union Station.

She also thanks “all the people we met on the road” … “for reminding us what true kindness looks like.” Predicted to be the favorite of the night, “Nomadland” beat out eight other films for the evening’s top honors.

Chloé Zhao’s movie starring Frances McDormand, 63, was nominated for six awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, but it was Zhao who made history as the first woman of color to receive the Best Director win.

“Please watch our movie on the largest screen possible and one day soon take everyone you know into a theatre shoulder to shoulder into that dark space and watch every film that’s represented here tonight,” she said before letting out the howl.

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