China censors Oscars success of history-making Chloe Zhao


Recent posts mentioning Chloe Zhao who won the best picture and director awards for her film Nomadland at the Oscars yesterday, have been hastily removed by censors from Chinese social media today. – EPA pic, April 26, 2021.

BEIJING-BORN Chloe Zhao was scrubbed from Chinese social media today as a nationalist backlash airbrushed out her remarkable achievement of becoming the first woman of colour to win the best director Oscar.

Zhao yesterday 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.


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