Chinese social media sites take news about Oscar winner and director Chloe Zhao, writes The Wall Street Journal Monday. Search results for search engines Baidu and Soyuk for the awards ceremony have also dropped significantly. Picture of Zhao Nomlandland Won the Oscar for Best Picture.
After Zhao received his gift, positive reactions were received from Chinese Weibo, the equivalent of Twitter. Users were delighted that a Chinese woman won the Oscar for the first time in the Best Picture category. Over the next few hours, the news dropped. News of the Oscars also began to fade, much to the surprise of Chinese users.
According to The Wall Street Journal Two Chinese state journalists told the newspaper they were not allowed to publish anything about the Oscars. No reason was given for the decision. The Chinese Foreign Ministry did not respond to a request for comment WSJ, Based on the fact that this is not a diplomatic matter.
Nomlandland Has won three prizes in total. In addition to the Oscar for Best Picture, she also won the Oscar for Best Motion Picture and Best Actress (Francis McDormand). Zhao, 39, who was born in Beijing and emigrated to the United States as a teenager, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director in March.