Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.
Director/Producer: Chloé Zhao
Selected Awards & Nominations
WINNER - Academy Awards, USA, Best Motion Picture of the Year, 2021
WINNER - NOMINATION - Academy Awards, USA, Best Achievement in Directing, 2021
NOMINATION - Academy Awards, USA, Best Adapted Screenplay, 2021
NOMINATION - Academy Awards, USA, Best Achievement in Film Editing, 2021
NOMINATION - Academy Awards, USA, Best Achievement in Cinematography, 2021
WINNER - BAFTA Awards, Best Film, 2021
WINNER - BAFTA Awards, Best Leading Actress, 2021
WINNER - BAFTA Awards, Best Director, 2021
WINNER - BAFTA Awards, Best Cinematography, 2021
WINNER - BAFTA Awards, Best Screenplay (Adapted), 2021
WINNER - BAFTA Awards, Best Sound, 2021
WINNER - BAFTA Awards, Best Editing, 2021
WINNER - AACTA International Award, Best Direction, 2021
WINNER - AFI Award, Movie of the Year, 2021
WINNER - British Independent Film Award - Best International Independent Film, 2021
NOMINEE - American Cinema Editors, USA, Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic, 2021
NOMINEE- British Society of Cinematographers - Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Feature Film, 2021
Full list of awards and nomination here
ELLE: Meet 'Nomadland' Director Chloé Zhao
EMPIRE ONLINE: Nomadland Review
TIME: What to Know About Nomadland and the Real-Life Community Behind the Movie
The Guardian: Nomadland review – Frances McDormand delivers the performance of her career
The Guardian: ‘I’ve always been an outsider’: Chloé Zhao’s roundabout route to the Oscars red carpet
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