Chloe Zhao is making Oscars history!
The 39-year-old filmmaker won the award for Best Director for Nomadland at the 2021 Academy Awards on Sunday (April 25).
“I have always found goodness in the people I met, everywhere I went in the world,” Chloe said in her acceptance speech. “This is for anyone who has the faith and the courage to hold on to the goodness in themselves and to hold on to the goodness in each other, no matter how difficult it is to do that.”
Chloe is the first woman of color to ever win the award, and the second woman in history to win Best Director. The first woman winner was Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker back in 2008.
Nomadland is also nominated tonight for Best Picture.
Chloe made a very rare public appearance with her longtime boyfriend while arriving at the awards show.
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