Oscars 2021: ‘Nomadland’ viewed as front-runner for best picture, director for Chloe Zhao at 93rd Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES — Going into the 93rd Oscars, “Nomadland” is widely viewed as the leading contender for best picture and best director, two of the six awards the Searchlight Pictures film is up for:

Zhao is the first woman of Asian descent to get a best director nomination — and the most nominated woman in a single year in Oscar history.

VIDEO: Chloe Zhao, Swankie from ‘Nomadland’ hit the red carpet

The film is based on a 2017 non-fiction book about modern-day nomads by Jessica Bruder. It stars McDormand as Fern, who sets off on a journey around the country

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CAPA Announces Nominees For The 2021 CAPA MARQUEE AWARDS

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) today announced the nominees in all 11 categories of the 2021 CAPA Marquee Awards presented by American Electric Power Foundation. Designed to recognize and celebrate the wealth of high-caliber musical theatre talent in central Ohio, this year-long, educational program offers selected high schools the opportunity to participate in professional theatre education activities throughout the school year.

In addition, participating schools could choose to have their in-person or virtual production reviewed by the program’s team of professional adjudicators to provide educationally focused feedback and to evaluate students/productions in the categories of Best Actor

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Final Deadline Approaches for KBDN Design Awards Entries

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EVANSTON, IL — The deadline for the 6th Annual Kitchen & Bath Design Awards has been extended but is just a few weeks away. The competition, sponsored by Kitchen & Bath Design News, was created as a way to recognize kitchen and bath specialists and other industry professionals for outstanding project design and construction.

Categories in this year’s competition include:

Best Kitchen over $225,000

Best Kitchen $150,000 to $225,000

Best Kitchen $75,000 to $150,000

Best Kitchen under $75,000

Best Specialty Kitchen

Best Master Bathroom over $100,000

Best Master Bathroom $50,000-$100,000

Best Master Bathroom under $50,000

Best Powder Room

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ACM Awards 2021 Recap: Best and Worst Performances

Miranda Lambert, left, and Elle King.
Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for ACM

The 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards, presented in September after a COVID-related delay, was one of the year’s best pandemic awards shows, bringing performances live from Nashville’s Grande Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, and Bluebird Café at a time when we were all starved for live music. This year’s show aired Sunday night, just seven months later, and followed much of the same script, bringing a lot of the same performers from the same venues, and scratching that same itch once again. While the ACM barred Morgan

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Hong Kong’s The Chairman named “Best Restaurant in Asia” and “Best Restaurant in China” at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 Awards

Hong Kong leads Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 list with 11 entries and The Chairman becoming the first Hong Kong restaurant to win the top spot. Launched in 2009, Cantonese restaurant The Chairman in Central is renowned for its authentic, ingredients-driven cuisine. It won both coveted titles of “Best Restaurant in Asia” and “Best Restaurant in China” for 2021.

 

Held virtually before a global audience on 25 March, the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 awards ceremony also announced other Hong Kong restaurants that made the list, including newcomer Mono (No.44), as well as re-entries Caprice (No.28) and Ta Vie (No.38).

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 Awards put Hong Kong in the Spotlight as the Region’s Leading Gastronomic Hub | News

HONG KONG, March 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hong Kong leads the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 list with 11 entries and The Chairman becoming the first Hong Kong restaurant to win top spot. Launched in 2009, the Cantonese restaurant in Central is renowned for its authentic, ingredients-driven cuisine. It won both coveted titles – The Best Restaurant in Asia and The Best Restaurant in China.

Held virtually before a global audience on 25 March, the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 awards ceremony also announced other Hong Kong restaurants that made the list, including newcomer Mono (No.44), as well

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