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BedouinThe epic saga of a woman losing her job and home and joining the growing number of Americans living off trucks while searching for work is the biggest winner of the 2021 Oscars.
It was named the best film, beating the likes of historical drama Aaron Sorkin Chicago trial 7And the David Fincher story on Old Hollywood Mank, About the establishment Citizen Kane.
Written, directed, edited and produced by Chloe Chow, Bedouin Depends on 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century By Jessica Broder. The film features a complex fictional character – a widow named Vern, performed by Frances McDormand – interacting in scenes with many actual individuals found on the pages of the book.
Bedouin It was nominated for six awards.
Since its premiere on September 11, 2020, at the Venice Film Festival, Bedouin It has won accolades from dozens of critics’ groups and film societies, including top awards from Golden balls, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice Awards National Society of Film Critics. It also won the American Film Institute’s Film of the Year award.
The nominees for the Academy Awards this year have been distinguished by their diversity, in stark contrast to last year’s awards when only one person of color was nominated in the main acting categories, and no woman was nominated for the Best Director award, sparking social media outrage.
In response, the Academy created a set of “inclusion criteria” for the best photo candidates, to be implemented in phases over a four-year period beginning in 2022. These criteria did not affect this year’s candidates.
McDormand, who produced the movie as well as starred in it, had a call in 2018, when she was Accepting her best actress A small statue of Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, For members of the Academy to insist on Embedding Contestant In their contracts, they enforce diversity behind the camera. In making BedouinShe took her own advice.