Chloé Zhao has made history at the Academy Awards.
Zhao won the Oscar for best director for Nomadland, becoming just the second woman and the first woman of color to win the award.
“My entire Nomadland company, what a crazy, once-in-a-lifetime journey we’ve all been on together,” Zhao said.
Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win, for The Hurt Locker, in 2009.
This was the only year in Oscar history with two female nominees, Zhao and Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell. Only seven women have ever been nominated.
It was the first Oscar for the 39-year-old Zhao, who was born in Beijing and details ⇒
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