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Nomadland's director Chloe Zhao continues to shatter glass ceilings during awards' season

Los Angeles- Chloe Zhao had another historical night, as she broke Oscar history with becoming the second woman director to win Best Picture in 93 years.


Prior to the Oscars, Zhao was the front-runner with winning in the best director category for her film Nomadlands. Her film has taking off and a lot of critics praised Zhao with how she directed the film. On Sunday, Zhao once again won in the Best Director category and picked up her first Oscar in Best Picture, becoming the second woman director to win in that category in . She had this to say in her acceptance speech about overcoming obstacles and doubt.


"I’ve been thinking a lot lately of how I keep going when things get hard,” Zhao said. People at birth are entirely good.” This is for anyone who has the faith and courage to hold on to the goodness in themselves and to hold onto the goodness in each other."


Despite her win, her hometown country China has muted her over a political despite that started in 2013. Zhao made a comment that China did not like and now it is like the clash of titans. Others, have questioned Zhao's ethnicity and if she could be considered as Chinese, because she was Americanized. This is an ongoing battle for Zhao, but she continues to stay upbeat, positive, and an inspiration for not just women directors, but for other cultures.

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