Chloe Zhao became the first woman of color on Sunday, the first Chinese woman and the second woman to win an Oscar for directing, tapping a historically impressive run of honors as she completed the award season for her work on Drama .Itinerant“
In accepting the award, Zhao recalled a phrase he had learned as a child that he translated from Mandarin as “people at birth are inherently good”.
“I have always found goodness in people I meet everywhere in the world,” he said. “So it is for anyone who believes and dares to be good in themselves. And to capture the good in each other, however hard it may be. And it is for you, you let me Inspire us to stay. “
This year’s Oscars marked the first time in its history that more than one female filmmaker was nominated for Best Director in a year. In addition to Zhao, Emerald fennel Made a nomination for “Promising Young Women”.
Prior to this year, only five female filmmakers were recognized in the director category. In 2010, Catherine Bigelow became the first and only woman whom Zaho won in the Sunday class, until she was named Best Director.
“Nomadland” has also received widespread acclaim And many honors. The film tells the story of a widow who travels the country in a van and joins the itinerary while engaging with other Americans. Zhao adapted the film from Jessica Bruder’s non-book film of the same name and used several nonprofit units in the cast, including those depicted in Bruder’s book.
Zhao, who produced and helped “Nomadland”, was nominated for four Oscars in all: directing, adapted screenplay (which he lost to Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller of “The Father”), editing and Best Picture.