2020 Best Picture Winner: Nomadland (Chloé Zhao) – Awards Don’t Matter

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We take momentary leave from the 1930’s and 1940’s to move to the modern day, and look at the most recent Best Picture winner, the 93rd in fact: Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland.

Winning three awards, including Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Director for Chloé Zhao, Nomadland follows Fern (McDormand) as she navigates her nomad life in modern America, through the rising gig economy and the pressing reality of a world that pushes against an ageing workforce.

In this episode, co-hosts Andrew and Dave are joined by Off Screen Death co-host, Michael Denniston, to discuss whether Nomadland matters, addressing its complexities and thematic threads.

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Andrew F Peirce

Andrew is passionate about Australian film and culture. He is the co-chair of the Australian Film Critics Association, a Golden Globes voter, and the author of two books on Australian film, The Australian Film Yearbook - 2021 Edition, and Lonely Spirits and the King. You can find him online trying to enlist people into the cult of Mac and Me.

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