Director/Producer Chloe Zhao, winner of Best Picture for “Nomadland,” poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.
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Chloe Zhao made history at the Academy Awards on Sunday. The director of “Nomadland” is the second woman to win the best directing award in nearly 100 years.
She is also the first woman of color to win the award.
Zhao was the front-runner heading into the Oscar ceremony, having won directing awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America.
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