Nomadland, a recession-era tale about a community of van dwellers in the American West, won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, April 25 (Monday, April 26 in Manila).
The film stars Frances McDormand as a widow in a depressed Nevada mining town who turns her van into a mobile home and sets out on the road, taking seasonal jobs and making friends along the way.
Directed by China native Chloe Zhao, Nomadland was widely considered the front-runner heading into Hollywood’s biggest night, having dominated this year’s awards season.
The film is based on a 2017 nonfiction book by Jessica Bruder and features real-life nomads in supporting roles as fictionalized versions of themselves.
The other best picture nominees were Vietnam-era courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7, 1930s Hollywood drama Mank, #MeToo revenge tale Promising Young Woman, South Korean immigrant story Minari, civil rights biopic Judas and the Black Messiah, dementia tale The Father, and Sound of Metal, about a deaf drummer. – Rappler.com