Chloé Zhao Becomes First Woman of Color to Win Oscar for Best Director

Tristian Corona

Chloe Zhao made history at the Academy Awards not only becoming the first woman of color to win an Oscar for Best Director, but also the first woman to get four Oscar nominations in a single year. The categories she was nominated for include Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture. Of those nominations, she took home the Oscar for Best Director and Best Picture. She won both of those categories for her film, Nomadland. A brief description of the film would be, a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. I look forward to seeing what Chloe has in store for the future.