Nomadland wins Oscar for best film | NOW

Nomadland won the award for best film at the 93rd edition of the Oscars on Sunday.

Actor Daniel Kaluuya won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Judas and the Black Messiah. The film is about an FBI informant who infiltrates the Black Panther Party to keep an eye on the chairman (Daniel Kaluuya).

In his acceptance speech, the British actor briefly addressed his mother, who watched from the United Kingdom with his sister. “It’s unbelievable. My mom met my dad, they had sex, it’s great.”

The remarkable passage in his speech of thanks after winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor was apparently a bit uncomfortable for the actor’s mother. In the press room, Kaluuya then announced that he had blurted out the statement, and he suspected that his mother had already sent him several text messages about it. He smiled himself with a shrug. “It seems clear to me that all of our parents have had sex.”

Youn Yuh-jung and Chloé Zhao won prizes

Youn Yuh-jung, who was featured in Minari, was named Best Supporting Actress. Minari is about a Korean-American family who moves to Arkansas to pursue the American dream.

Chloé Zhao won the Oscar for Best Direction, making her only the second woman ever to receive an Academy Award in that category. The first was Kathryn Bigelow, who received the Oscar in 2010 for The Hurt Locker.

Zhao, who grew up in China, directed the film Nomadland in which Francis McDormand travels the United States as a modern nomad after the death of her husband, always looking for a new job.

Chloé Zhao, the director of Nomadland. Photo: ANP

Chloé Zhao, the director of Nomadland.  Photo: ANP

Chloé Zhao, the director of Nomadland. Photo: ANP

Photo: ANP

Not an Oscar for Srebrenica film Quo vadis, Aida?

The prize for best international film went to Danish film Pressure. This included the Srebrenica drama Quo vadis, Aida?, in which various Dutch actors can be seen, reports from Bosnia.

Pressure is co-produced by the Dutch company Topkapi Films. The film, which was released in the US as Another Round, was already a favorite with bookmakers. Druk tells about four teachers, played by Mads Mikkelsen, among others, who will from now on stand with alcohol in front of the classroom as an experiment.

Still from Quo vadis, Aida? Picture: Cinéart

Still from Quo vadis, Aida?  Picture: Cinéart

Still from Quo vadis, Aida? Picture: Cinéart

Photo: Cinéart

Soul is best animation film

The statuette for best animated film came into the hands of Sunday Soul, which also won the prize for best original film music. My Octopus Teacher was voted best documentary.

The 93rd edition of the Oscars will take place on Sunday from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles and Union Station in the same city. The nominees are at Union Station, accompanied by a maximum of one guest.


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