Oscars dumped by Hong Kong’s TVB after China censorship order

Oscars dumped by Hong Kong’s TVB after China censorship order

The Edge Markets - World·2021-03-30 15:11

(March 29): For the first time in more than half a century, Hong Kong movie-lovers won’t be able to watch the Oscars.

The city’s largest TV network won’t broadcast next month’s ceremony, for what it says are “purely commercial” reasons. The move comes after China asked media to play down the awards, following the nomination of a documentary on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests and concern over the political views of Best Director contender Chloe Zhao.

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