Oscars winners wrap: Nomadland, Chloé Zhao, Anthony Hopkins, Frances McDormand – and diversity, with records and firsts in many categories

Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao also became just the second woman to win best director, and the first woman of colour.The Nomadland victory, while widely expected, nevertheless capped the extraordinary rise of Zhao, a lyrical filmmaker whose winning film is just her third, and which – with a budget less than US$5 million and featuring a cast populated by…

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