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The film director Chloé Zhao made history at the Oscars last night, becoming the first woman of colour – and only the second woman ever – to be named best director. Zhao won for 游牧地, starring Frances McDormand as a woman who lives out of her van, as she interacts with real-life nomads. McDormand took home her third best actress Oscar for the role.

Breaking with the tradition set by most ceremonies over the past year, the Oscars banned Zoom dial-ins, instead filming in a series of hubs over the world, where presenters, nominees and their one guest gathered in person.

There was a bit of an upset over the best actor nomination, with many expecting it would posthumously go to Chadwick Boseman for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. 反而, Anthony Hopkins won for his role in The Father – justifiably, according to our film critic Peter Bradshaw – but he wasn’t around to give a speech.

Bradshaw described the night as “a weirdly subdued and anticlimactic affair”, but said Nomadland’s win was a “wonderful coup for a genuinely original and daring film-maker”. Other firsts include:

From Glenn Close twerking to, 出色地, the whole of Youn Yuh-jung’s memorable acceptance speech, you can read about the key moments in the ceremony 这里. You can also delve into a picture gallery of the most memorable outfits, complete with highly enjoyable commentary from our fashion team.

The officer who fatally shot a black teenager in Ohio last week “responded as he was trained to do”, a Democratic congresswoman and former police chief said this weekend. Val Demings

said police had to make split-second decisions, and that the officer acted with “the main thought of preventing a tragedy and a loss of life of the person who was about to be assaulted.”

Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, was shot and killed on Tuesday by police. In body camera footage of the incident, Ma’Khia appears to swing a knife at another person before she is shot by an officer. Her death has led to renewed protests against police killings.

Joe Biden took office in the midst of a global pandemic and shortly after an insurrection at the Capitol which rocked the foundations of US democracy. 自那时候起, his administration has also seen the landmark trial of Derek Chauvin, and led a monumental change in the US’s approach to the climate crisis.

From the vaccine rollout to his spending plans, Lauren Gambino looks back at the 第一的 100 days of the Biden administration.

With health resources diverted to help hospitals cope with coronavirus, preventive care services such as childhood vaccinations and screenings took a hit, as did testing for sexually transmitted diseases and substance abuse services. Doctors and nurses ordered 3m fewer vaccinations for children, 至少 400,000 children missed screenings for lead, a toxic heavy metal.

The fall of Gadaffi’s brutal police state has often been overshadowed by the devastation in Syria, with the lessons of the regime’s collapse and subsequent conflict largely forgotten, writes Peter Beaumont. 这里, he reflects on the events and the violence and instability that followed, and how they impacted the rest of the world.

Turkmenistan’s leader has already written an ode to the country’s celebrated and extremely large national dog, the Alabai, and erected a gilded moment to it. But now the country has gone further, introducing a new national holiday dedicated to the dog, with the first holiday taking place on Sunday. It featured a contest to find the best Alabai dog, a courage award to a border service dog, and a race.

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