Chloe Zhao, 38, managed to permeate through the barriers and emerged victorious at the Golden Globes 2021 Best Director category for her film, Nomadland – making her the first-ever Asian woman winning in this category and only the second woman to win in the history of this award. She succeeds Barbara Streisand, who had bagged this award for her film Yentl way back in 1984.
Barbara Streisand also celebrated Miss Zhao on Twitter by tweeting,
“It’s about time! Congratulations Chloe! Well deserved!”.
Although lack of female nominations at the Globes has been a matter of criticism for a few years now, this year marked the nominations of three female directors in this category-Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman,” Regina King for “One Night in Miami” along with Chloe Zhao for “Nomadland”.
Miss Zhao was in for a delight, as along with this honour, her film also won Best Motion Picture-Drama. Chloe’s Nomadland is an ode to the story of older Americans living out of their cars and vans after the Great Recession.
Born in Beijing, China -Miss Zhao is being celebrated and trending all over social media, especially among the Chinese netizens. She completed her education in LA and started her career in 2015 with her feature film, ‘Songs My Brother Taught Me’.
After battling with different barriers in life, Chloe Zhao is now looking forward to her promising future. She has recently directed the yet-to-be-released Marvel Movie “Eternals”, which stars acting giants like Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek. A few sci-fi projects are also keeping her schedule busy and exciting.
Despite the row over a lack of diversity in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the virtually held 78th Golden Globes Award was a successful event hosted by the witty-duo-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The show faced some minor technical glitches, but also marked a few emotional moments. The acceptance speech by Simone Ledward, wife of Late Chadwick Boseman, who won in the Best Actor (Drama) category, was one such endearing part of the ceremony.
Netflix Original series “The Crown” and “Schitt’s Creek” also took home some major awards of the Globes.