On Sunday, Chloe Zhao won the Oscar 2021 for her film ‘Nomadland’ in the los angels. She is the first Chinese and Asian women who win the award. She is the second women ever to win the award since 2009.
“This is for anyone who has the faith and the courage to hold on to the goodness in themselves, and to hold on to the goodness in each other,” she said at the award.
Where the whole world is praising her for her big success her own country her own land where she born didn’t celebrated his success and didn’t updated any news about her on internet till now. State media of china didn’t mention any CCTV footage of her winning. This all happens due to the interview of 2013 where Zhao win the Golden Global for best director and then it was asked to describe his country ‘a place where there are lies everywhere.’ She spoke. After this statement china internet surfing questioned whether she could be call Chinese and some said she insulted her home town country.
A post announcing Zhao’s directing win by film magazine Watch Movies, which has over 14 million followers on the ubiquitous Weibo microblog, was censored a few hours after it appeared Monday morning. A hashtag called “Chloe Zhao wins Best Director” was also censored on the platform with users coming across an error message saying, “according to relevant laws and regulations and policies, the page is not found.”
In contrast, South Korea’s Youn Yuh-jung, who won over audiences playing the grandmother in “Minari” could still be searched on the Chinese internet. Youn nabbed best supporting actress award, becoming the first Korean performer to win an Oscar. The film was to be released on 23 April was still not released and there is no announcement of releasing date.