Oscar Frontrunner “Nomadland” Gets New Trailer and Poster

Nomadland has racked up more awards than any 2020 film, even though most people have yet to see it. Chloe Zhao's film won the top prizes at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals (the first film to ever do that), and has earned Best Picture awards from numerous film critics' groups, including one I'm a part of.  Frances McDormand's performance and Joshua James Richards' cinematography have also received rapturous praise. But soon audiences will be able to understand the hype.

The film follows Fern (McDormand) as she travels the country looking for work and community. It's a frequently beautiful and melancholy movie, as we learn more about Fern's life and the people she chooses to let in, including Swankie (a real-life nomad) and David (Academy Award nominee David Strathairn). It's a film with a lot to admire and a lot to discuss. Check out the new trailer and poster below.

Nomadland will arrive in select theaters and stream exclusively on Hulu on February 19.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.