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How the Oscars managed to catch up with the times – Sydney Morning Herald

The nominations include for the first time two female directors and the most diverse field of acting nominees in Academy Awards history.

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The touchingly human Nomadland has Frances McDormand – a two-time Oscar winner who is nominated again for both acting and producing – as an itinerant worker cast adrift by the economic, social and spiritual decline of middle America.
And Fennells fiercely satirical Promising Young Woman has Carey Mulligan – who has her second Oscar nomination – as a troubled former medical student who wants revenge for a sexual assault on her best friend.
The nominations, announced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick…

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