Updated 12:37 AM EDT, Mon April 26, 2021
"Nomadland" was the big winner at Sunday night's Academy Awards.
The film won three of the night's major awards, including best picture. Its director, Chloé Zhao, became the first woman of color and the first woman of Asian descent to win the Oscar for best director. The film's star, Frances McDormand, won her third best actress Oscar, putting her second all-time behind Katharine Hepburn.
The Oscars are usually handed out in February, but this year's ceremony was pushed back a couple of months because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The eligibility period was also extended to 14 months. This was the first time since 1934 that films from two different calendar years were eligible for awards in the same ceremony.
The show took place in Los Angeles at both the Dolby Theatre and Union Station. It was preceded by a scaled-down red-carpet event. In keeping with Covid-19 protocols, only the nominees, their guests and presenters attended in person.