93rd Academy Awards::
U.S. road movie Nomadland emerged as the big winner at the Oscars on Sunday with three major prizes, including a history-making award for director Chloe Zhao.
- Chloe Zhao makes history as first woman of colour to get best director award. She is also only the second woman to win best director after Kathryn Bigelow, who broke the glass ceiling in 2010 when she won the prize for The Hurt Locker.
- Zhao’s drama about marginalised Americans roaming the West in vans was honoured for best picture, director and actress for Frances McDormand, who now is in elite company with her third Academy Award.
- Hopkins’ win at 83 for his shattering portrayal of a dementia sufferer in The Father makes him the oldest actor to win a competitive Oscar in history.
List of winners of the 93rd Academy Awards:
- Best picture: Nomadland
- Best actress: Frances McDormand
- Best actor: Anthony Hopkins
- Best supporting actress: Yuh-Jung Youn
- Best supporting actor: Daniel Kaluuya
- Best director: Chloe Zhao