Chloé Zhao Makes History at the Golden Globes

Whether it is at the Golden Globes, the Oscars, Emmys, or any other world famous awards, the truth is women, and mostly women of color, are often left aside.

This time it was different though, as Chinese director Chloé Zhao made history by winning the prize of best director for her movie 

Nomadland

sparking emotive reactions from women all around the world.

Frances McDormand stars the semi-fictional Nomadland as a modern-day nomad.

The reactions online were a mix of joy and pride, with many people referring to this win as a victory for all women, but especially for young Asian girls who have Zhao as a role model and inspiration. 

Nomadland

is her third feature film and has also won the award for best drama.

Besides that, the Beijing-born director made history for being the second woman to win this award — the first one being Barbra Streisand in 1984. Yes, almost 40 years ago.

Barbra Streisand congratulated Chloé Zhao on her win.

It doesn’t stop there, this year’s Golden Globes edition was the first time more than one woman was nominated for the prize of best director, as Regina King and Emerald Fennell were also shortlisted. Moreover, director Lee Isaac Chung scored a win for best foreign language film with Minari — a semi-autobiographical story about a Korean-American family.

Lee Isaac Chung wins the prize for best foreign language film.

It’s safe to say that the 2021 edition of the Golden Globe can be seen as a reminder that representation matters. Hopefully we will see more of it on the upcoming awards.

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