The woman behind Nomadland, Chloé Zhao, has created history by becoming only the second woman to win the Best Director award at the Golden Globes. The 38-year-old’s venture also won under the Best Motion Picture Drama category.
Owing to the pandemic, the ceremony was held virtually. Accepting the honour, Zhao said, “I especially want to thank the nomads who shared their stories with us.”
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“Now this is why I fell in love with making movies and telling stories because it gives us a chance to laugh and cry together and it gives us a chance to learn from each other and to have more compassion for each other. So thank you everyone who made it possible to do what I love,” she added.
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Barbra Streisand, who won in 1984 for Yentl, is the only woman to have won the best director honour in the history of Golden Globes. You may recall, it was for the first time ever that the awards gala had nominated three women directors of the five nominated in the Best Director category. The last female director to be nominated for Best Director was Ava DuVernay for Selma in 2014.