South Dakota attractions get boost from `Nomadland'
Tourist attractions in South Dakota that appeared in the Academy Award-winning film “Nomadland" are seeing an increase in visitors. Reptile Gardens animal park and Wall Drug Store, a sprawling, cowboy-themed roadside attraction, are both reporting an early bump in tourist traffic, the Rapid City Journal reported Saturday. Badlands National Park, Wall Drug and Reptile Gardens are among the places featured.news.yahoo.com
Oscars 2021: ‘Nomadland’ is best picture. See the complete list of winners.
Producers of the awards show, including Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, reframed this year’s ceremony as cinema instead of TV. “Nomadland,” the 2021 winner for best picture, has a New Jersey connection. “Nomadland” star Frances McDormand won her third and fourth Oscars as best actress and as a producer of the film. In accepting the award for best picture, she paid tribute to Michael Wolf Snyder, a “Nomadland” sound mixer from Moorestown who died by suicide this year. See below for all of the 2021 Oscar winners across 23 categories, from best supporting actress to best picture.mlive.com
"Nomadland" wins 4 BAFTA awards, including best picture
Gig-economy Western "Nomadland" won four prizes including best picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out during a pandemic-curbed ceremony that recognized a diverse array of screen talent. CBS Los Angeles reports.cbsnews.com
Where to stream the best picture Oscar nominees
(Sony Pictures Classics/Warner Bros. Pictures, Netflix, A24, Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features, Amazon Studios, Netflix via AP)Normally, Academy Award nominations mean an Oscar bump in box office. This year, streaming services and digital rental platforms may get a bounce. On March 26, it will become available to rent on premium on-demand platforms and soon after for digital rental. — “Promising Young Woman”: Emerald Fennell's pitch-black #MeToo revenge comedy, from Focus Features, is available for $19.99 rental on digital platforms. Fennell, in her directorial debut, was nominated for best director and best screenplay, and star Carey Mulligan is up for best actress.
Netflix earns most Academy Award nominations in a year where diversity shines
Netflix , which distributed the film, has a total of 35 nominations, the most of any distributor this year. History was made during the nominations for the 93rd annual Academy Awards on Monday. The 2021 Oscars marks the first time an all-Black producing team has been nominated for the best picture award. Chloe Zhao is nominated for her work on "Nomadland" and Emerald Fennell is nominated for "Promising Young Woman." Viola Davis, who was nominated for best actress for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," is the most-nominated Black actress ever, with four nominations, and the only Black woman with two best actress nominations.cnbc.com
"Nomadland," Chadwick Boseman and "The Crown" win top honors at Golden Globes
"Nomadland," Chadwick Boseman and "The Crown" win top honors at Golden Globes The 78th Golden Globes Sunday night featured a diverse group of winners in film and television. While the socially distanced night had some technical glitches, it was also marked by emotionally charged moments including a posthumous win for the late Chadwick Boseman. Kevin Frazier reports.cbsnews.com
2021 Golden Globes: "Nomadland" and "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" take top honors
2021 Golden Globes: "Nomadland" and "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" take top honors "Nomadland" and "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" took the top film honors at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, capping a night that featured homebound winners accepting their awards. CBS Los Angeles has the details.cbsnews.com
Chloé Zhao is 2nd woman to win best director prize at Globes
Zhao accepted the award for best director for a motion picture for "Nomadland" at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Chloé Zhao became the second woman to win best director at the Golden Globes and the first female winner of Asian descent on a night in which her film “Nomadland” was crowned the top drama film. “This is what he said about compassion,” Zhao said. Zhao also was nominated for best motion picture screenplay and lost to Aaron Sorkin. McDormand received a nod for actress in a motion picture drama, but lost.
'Nomadland' spotlights Amazon's RV workforce — here's what it's really like
Many CamperForce employees "return year-after-year" to work at Amazon, Amazon spokesperson Andre Woodson told CNBC in a statement. Bob Wells, 65, plays himself in Nomadland, which stars Frances McDormand and depicts her as a van-dweller working various jobs on the road, including at an Amazon warehouse. Martinez-Machen said she often felt like full-time Amazon warehouse workers didn't understand what the CamperForce program was about. Ginther worked the night shift last December as part of the CamperForce program at an Amazon warehouse in Troutdale, Oregon. Ryan Ginther has worked at an Amazon warehouse as part of the CamperForce program, which recruits RVers for seasonal jobs.cnbc.com
Bundle up this weekend with a Nomadland movie night
It looks like a lot of us will be spending the weekend bundled up indoors, and movie reviewer Greg Russell has a brand new movie recommendation to help get us through the cold weather. Nomadland is the latest film from actress Frances McDormand and director Chloé Zhao. McDormand plays a woman whose life changes direction when she loses most of her savings in a recession. The story follows her and a culture of other older American workers as they travel the country picking up odd jobs and living as modern nomads . Got the chance to talk with director, writer, and editor Chloé Zhao, who says she couldn’t imagine anyone other than McDormand in the lead role.
"Mank" tops Golden Globe nominations with six nods
After a year where the coronavirus pandemic nearly emptied movie theaters, Netflix dominated nominations to the 78th Golden Globe Awards on Wednesday, with David Fincher's "Mank" leading film nominees with six nods and "The Crown" topping all television series. "Mank," about "Citizen Kane" co-writer Herman Mankiewicz, landed nominations for best film, drama; best actor for Gary Oldman; best director for Fincher, best supporting actress for Amanda Seyfried; best score; and best screenplay for Jack Fincher, the director's father who penned the script before dying in 2003. "The Crown" also landed six nominations including best series, drama, and acting nods for Olivia Colman and Josh O'Connor. The final season of "Schitt's Creek" trailed with five nominations, while Netflix's "Ozark" (four nods) and "The Queen's Gambit" (two nods) also added to the streamer's totals. The Globes are typically the first major show of Hollywood's awards season, which ends with the crowning of the best picture winner at the Oscars.cbsnews.com
‘Soul,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s’ among AFI’s top 10 films of the year
This image released by Netflix shows, from second left, Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Delroy Lindo in a scene from "Da 5 Bloods," named one of the top 10 films of the year by The American Film Institute. (David Lee/Netflix via AP)The American Film Institute on Monday announced its top 10 films of the year, including Pixar’s jazz themed “Soul” and two of Chadwick Boseman’s final films: the August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Spike Lee’s Vietnam drama “Da 5 Bloods,” both of which are Netflix films. AFI also selected Warner Bros.’ Black Panther Party film “Judas and the Black Messiah” which will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Feb. 1. The AFI also named its top 10 television shows, including Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” the Disney+ phenomenon “The Mandalorian” and Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso.”The selection jury included filmmakers Rian Johnson and Lulu Wang. The group also included a special citation for “Hamilton.”In lieu of the annual luncheon celebrating the honorees, AFI will hold a virtual benediction on Feb. 26 streaming on YouTube and the AFI website.
Gothams give virtual start to Oscar season, 'Nomadland' wins
The film won best feature at the Gotham Awards on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Opening the show, Jeffrey Sharp, executive director of the Gotham Film & Media Institute, predicted that there would be “glitches and gremlins” throughout the event. All of the films nominated for best feature were directed by women, including lead-nominee getter “First Cow,” by Kelly Reichardt. Zhao, whose “The Rider” won best feature at the Gothams two years ago, thanked the festivals that, like the Gothams, carried on despite the trying circumstances. Nicole Behaire won best actress for “Miss Juneteenth.” “Oh, my God,” she mouthed while still on mute.
Chloé Zhao’s 'Nomadland' wins TIFF People's Choice Award
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Frances McDormand in a scene from the film "Nomadland" by Chloe Zhao. (Searchlight Pictures via AP)After picking up Venice's Golden Lion award, Chloé Zhao’s “ Nomadland " has won another prestigious honor: The Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award. Zhao's film features Frances McDormand as a widowed wanderer of the modern American West. Set for a Dec. 4 release, “Nomadland” has already been hailed as a top Oscar contender, but winning the audience award at TIFF is promising for its Oscar chances. Other People's Choice winners include Michelle Latimer's documentary “Inconvenient Indian," about Indigenous peoples in North America, and Roseanne Liang's midnight madness selection “Shadow in the Cloud," with Chloë Grace Moretz.
Chloe Zhoe's 'Nomadland' to premiere across fall festivals
NEW YORK Chloe Zhao's Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand, will premiere across the major fall film festivals in an alliance forged by the Venice, Toronto, New York and Telluride festivals. Nomadland, Zhao's follow-up to her acclaimed 2018 film The Rider, is the first movie announced in the new partnership that has brought together the fall's biggest movie launch pads, which typically compete against each other for world premiere rights. Nomadland will debut across Venice, Toronto and at "Telluride from Los Angeles" on Sept. 11. New York, which named the film its centerpiece, will premiere Zhao's film on a later date. Im thankful to be able to make Nomadland and excited for audiences to join Fern on her adventure.Fox Searchlight is planning to release Nomadland theatrically in the fall.