Chloe Zhao, seen accepting her Golden Globes award for best director, was the subject of a firestorm on Chinese social media over a 2013 comment. Photo: Reuters Chloe Zhao, seen accepting her Golden Globes award for best director, was the subject of a firestorm on Chinese social media over a 2013 comment. Photo: Reuters
Chloe Zhao, seen accepting her Golden Globes award for best director, was the subject of a firestorm on Chinese social media over a 2013 comment. Photo: Reuters
Academy Awards

Hong Kong broadcaster drops Academy Awards telecast after 52 years, says ‘commercial decision’ unrelated to Beijing displeasure over nominees

  • The Oscars had aired exclusively on TVB’s English-language channel Pearl since 1969; this year’s nominees include a documentary short about the Hong Kong protests and a director who drew the wrath of Chinese netizens
  • Beijing had reportedly told mainland media outlets to either boycott or downplay the film awards ceremony

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Chloe Zhao, seen accepting her Golden Globes award for best director, was the subject of a firestorm on Chinese social media over a 2013 comment. Photo: Reuters Chloe Zhao, seen accepting her Golden Globes award for best director, was the subject of a firestorm on Chinese social media over a 2013 comment. Photo: Reuters
Chloe Zhao, seen accepting her Golden Globes award for best director, was the subject of a firestorm on Chinese social media over a 2013 comment. Photo: Reuters
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