The Oscar nominations were announced earlier this week, but they were not very well received by China. The Chinese government has even banned all local media from providing live coverage of the Oscars in 2021.
The reason for this? Two nominated films shot China the wrong way, namely Do Not Split and Nomandland.
Do Not Split received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short. The film is about Hong Kong’s struggle against Chinese government interference, which is not very well portrayed.
Despite the fact that Nomadland does not show a negative image of China, this film is also boycotted. The film has already been criticized in China, as director Chloe Zhao said last year that the United States was now at home, leading some to suspect that she no longer had a Chinese passport.
In another interview, which dates back to 2013, she called China “land of liesReason enough, then, for the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda division to boycott this year’s Oscars. Chinese media are only allowed to report on “uncontroversial awards.”