Thursday, March 4, 2021

Golden Globes: Chloe Zhao Becomes First Asian Woman To Win Best Director

 “Nomadland” has won the Golden Globe for best picture drama, making history for the Globes, as well as for director Chloé Zhao and for the “Nomadland” producing team.

The Guardian

The win is the first time a film directed by a woman has ever won the top prize in the Globes’ 78 ceremonies, and since Zhao produced “Nomadland” as well, she’s also the first Asian woman to win best picture drama as a producer.

Star Frances McDormand, who also produced “Nomadland,” is the second woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe both for producing and acting, and the first to win as a producer.

Chloe Zhao is a Chinese filmmaker who is known primarily for her work in independent U.S. films. Her debut feature film, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, premiered at Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and earned a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.

Her second feature film, The Rider, was critically praised and received nominations for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film and Best Director.

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