Headlines From China: Will Chloe Zhao Oscar Nominations Impact ‘Nomadland’ In China?

Will Chloe Zhao Oscar Nominations Impact ‘Nomadland’ In China?

Chloe Zhao recently became the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director and now has a shot to repeat that at the Oscars with her awards-season darling “Nomadland” garnering six nominations today for Best Picture, Director, Editing, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography and Actress. Still, despite the accolades, questions remain: Will “Nomadland” ever see a release in China, where Zhao was born? And what does a recent backlash against the filmmaker there mean for Disney/Marvel’s “The Eternals,” which Zhao directed and which begins rollout in November? Read more Deadline

Rapper Chen Jinnan is Causing a Stir with Her Socially-Conscious Lyrics

Chen Jinnan dropped her single “The 87th Weight Losing Attempt” on March 8, International Women’s Day. In it, the plus-sized rapper tackles ideas about body image and proves herself to be a legitimate and unique voice in contemporary Chinese hip hop music. Chen’s lyrical style is a breath of fresh air in a Chinese hip hop industry that has increasingly become dominated by lyrics that talk about money, cars and power. She said, “The essence of rap in my understanding is to respect others, to be equal, to be true, and to be free.” Read more RADII China