Nomadland wins at the Oscars – News Review 2022

May 30, 2022



Chloe Zhao, who was born in Beijing, broke records at the Oscars on Sunday night. She became the first woman of colour to win Best Director for her film Nomadland and only the second woman to win the award in 93 years. Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:36 – Story
1:56​​​​ – Headline 1: Oscars 2021: Nomadland, Anthony Hopkins and Daniel Kaluuya share glory
5:37​​​ – Headline 2: Oscars 2021: no real upsets but Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland triumph is a wonderful coup
8:53 – Headline 3: Oscars 2021: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises, From Chadwick Boseman to Frances McDormand
11:50​​​​​​​​​​​ – Language summary

The story
Nomadland. Nomadland won Best Picture, and its lead, Frances McDormand, won her third Oscar for her portrayal of a widow and her journey through grief and the American West. Nomadland’s director, Beijing-born Chloe Zhao, won her craft’s highest accolade – becoming only the second woman to win that category in the award’s 93-year history.

Key words and phrases
glory
praise and honour for a great achievement

Only a few sportspeople experience the true glory of becoming world champion.
It was a glorious day – it was warm and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

upsets
occasions when someone wins something another person or team was expected to win

It was a massive upset when my team won the league. No one expected them to do it.
Global warming has upset the world’s climate.

snubs
actions that insult someone by not including them

The coach snubbed her star player by leaving her out of the final.
It was seen as a snub when he didn’t go to his brother’s wedding.

Test your understanding on our website at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-18/session-191

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49 Comments
  1. Reply
    THE UNLIMITED CHANNEL May 30, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Of course it won. Awesome Movie! I was a Nomad for 10 years. We need Bob to help install a van. You can use the restroom at the Walmart

  2. Katherin thank you so much your voice and language very clear

  3. Reply
    Анна Чекина May 30, 2022 at 5:31 am

    when you're poring over Catherine's splendid interior and suddenly catch sight of the cat😍

  4. Great program! Neil and Catherine are excellent teachers! I love them…

  5. Reply
    MEHEMMED ISRAFILZADE May 30, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Hello
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    I want to improve English
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    Goog luck everybody🤗😍

  6. I love the part of talking about absolutely magnificent glory burger, very lovely.

  7. There are too many commercials. It's breaking.

  8. It was soooooo upset this game. Brazilians people never will forget it!! Thanks for remind me..ha ha ha

  9. Reply
    Violetta Chernishova May 30, 2022 at 5:31 am

    The starlet got snubbed by her stage manager from the list of guests invited to the party. Thanks!❤ Great ! 💓🌐

  10. And all brazilians got the meaning of upset.

  11. Os quiero.

  12. Greetings from Mexico

  13. I love Catherine’s house 👌🏻❤️

  14. The X party has "upset" the Y party by winning most of the votes in the just concluded presidential election in the country ,Z . The local and international press have been "glorifying" the leader of the X party for this landslide victory. By the way, the rumour- mill has it that the defeated leader is planning to "snub" the President-elect by not attending the swearing-in ceremony to which he has been formally invited.

  15. Love the color of Neil's house <3

  16. I´m brasilian and I understanded very well the "upset" example. Love you guys. Thank you for help us. 😉

  17. Reply
    Portuguese Students May 30, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Fantastic! Thank you for this class!

  18. Yes! It was upset for us in Brazil…. :/
    Thank you for the class! I love learn with you everyday!

  19. Thanks for helping us

  20. Fantastic friends you deserve the glory for this class, I praise you and honour due so great explanation. Thanks a lot

  21. Reply
    Sergio M F Valeriano May 30, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Can I say "COVID has upset global economy"? . One more thing : we brazilians got upset not because of the defeat of 7 x 1, but because it was only 7 ! The diver Neymar got what he deserved. It was not a good team. Not even a medium team. 82 WC , ahhh that was a tragedy. Thanjs for the great job in News Review.

  22. I have heard a lot about Rob biscuit on BBC learning english. I would like to know he adores biscuits a lot? 😂

  23. You know BBC! I really really hate the word (Coup) after my country was under the Myanmar military. 🙂

  24. In Brazil we have a new saying: every day is a new seven x one. we say it every time when we are upset by something about our politicians, basically

  25. Why not transcript in pdf
    Transcript need to me🙁

  26. Hello from Cambodia

  27. Global warming has brought the turmoil into the world's climate.

  28. Iam from pakistan ….ielts student learning alot day by day from your channel

  29. Hello 👋 from india

  30. Love this program . It is supported by my english skills improvement.

  31. Hello from Mexico😄
    This program is great

  32. Wow ❤️

  33. Reply
    Олег Назаренко May 30, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Dear my friend from BBC please answer my question. Could I consider word snub as offence (insulting )by ignorance? Forgive me for my mistakes 😊

  34. Calling Chinese woman as Woman of Color sounds unfamiliar for me. What is exact meaning of Women of color? Respect you all .

  35. Reply
    Helen Maisa Contreras Acebey May 30, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Loving this program, thanks from BO🇧🇴

  36. I was loving this videos till 6min50. Hi from Brazil :/

  37. ♥️

  38. Thank you

  39. ‏One day, we'll pass by leaving everything behind, oh Allah end our lives with a good deed to meet you with 🤍.

    ‏سنمضي يوماً تاركين خلفنا كل شيء ربي اختم حياتنا بعمل صالح نلقاك به🤍.
    Thank you teacher

  40. Reply
    Athanasios Souliotis May 30, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Catherine!!Nice wallpaper i guess???What do you call this behind you on the wall??

  41. Why would you call her "woman of color"?

  42. Reply
    ana paula de almeidasouza May 30, 2022 at 5:31 am

    I´m brazilian and this true about the game against Germany when we lost 🙁

  43. I'm still looking forward to the day in which common people who put in a lot of effort can receive all the glory they deserve.

    Manchester City won the League Cup. It was a massive upset for the Tottenham supporters.

    The bride decided to snub all the unvaccinated people from the wedding.

  44. Super class, thank you all🙏

  45. Glory_glorious
    Upset
    Snub

  46. Reply
    Pauline Boudeville May 30, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Hello from France! Thank you for helping me learning English! I am improving so much thanks to you 🙃

  47. Mr Neil. I follow you in BBC learning english. Thank you.

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