China’s Douban Censors the Oscars From Its Platform
China’s influential Douban review and culture online platform has wiped the 2021 Oscars from its site, the latest indication that this year’s Academy Awards have become a political flashpoint in the world’s largest film market.Douban is a trend-setting social networking site home to a vibrant message board community and a platform for user reviews for books, music and films.
It boasts an impressive catalogue of Oscar data, with homepages for each year logging winners and nominees going back all the way to the first Academy Awards in 1929.
As of Friday, however, there’s no longer a page for 2021.Individual films catalogued on Douban also all have a homepage with a comprehensive running list of nominations and awards.
Now, however, none of the films nominated for the Oscars this year have that accolade on file.
The page for Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” for instance, lists every prize and
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