OSCARS LIVESTREAM IS STOPPED IN CHINA
A live stream of the Oscar Ceremony in Shanghai hosted by the Oscar-winning alumni, Chloe Zhao’s alma mater was met with China’s Great Firewall, the organizer said access to the network service His virtual private (VPN) was blocked for almost two hours.
Zhao was born in Beijing, whose 2013 China comment surfaced after her nomination, causing a backlash in the country, was named the best director for “Nomadland” on Thursday. Two, making her the first Asian woman to win the category in the award’s 93-year history.
A Depression Story of a Van community in America also won the Academy Award for best film and best actress, for Frances McDormand.
About 30 people gathered at a small bar on the Bund, a historic district in central Shanghai, as early as 8am local time (0000 GMT) to support Zhao and watch the award live on Youtube.
But the screening, hosted by New York University alumni, didn’t start until 10 a.m., when organizer Kevin Ke finally caught his VPN service.
“They cut the VPN,” Ke informed the meeting. He also said his WeChat account was locked after he wrote a Sunday post praising Zhao.