L.KENT WOLGAMOTT Lincoln Journal Star
When “Nomadland” won the Oscar for Best Picture on Sunday, Nebraska picked up its second Oscar for Best Picture.
Of course, the state’s top film award was 1983’s “Terms of Endearment,” which was shot primarily in Lincoln. He won five Oscars, including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
“Nomadland” was nominated in six categories, winning three, with Frances McDormand, who produced the film, winning the Oscar for Best Actress, and Chloe Zhao becoming only the second woman and the first woman of color to be nominated. best director.
Zhao has a long-standing relationship with Nebraska that began in 2016 when she appeared at the Ross Media Arts Center for a screening of her first film, “Songs My Brother Taught Me,” a family affair that unfolds and takes shape. was filmed on the pine tree. Ridge reservation.
Zhao returned to Pine Ridge for the 2018 story of an Aboriginal rodeo cowboy, “The Rider”. A few scenes in this image were filmed outside of Rushville and at the QLI Rehabilitation Center in Omaha.
For “Nomadland,” Zhao brought his cast and roving crew to Scottsbluff, where they filmed for several days, filming in front of the Midwest Theater, at a gas station and restaurant and, primarily, at the sugar beet factory. Western Sugar Cooperative.