Zhao makes history with Oscar wins for Best Director, Film

Chinese-born filmmaker Chloe Zhao, who told the story of financially stretched van dwellers in the United States in Nomadland has become the first Asian woman and only the second woman ever to win Best Director at the Academy Awards.

At the Awards ceremonies on Sunday in Los Angeles in the US, the 39-year-old also took home the award for Best Picture for the film, which stars actress Frances McDormand and a number of real-life nomads who travel the US looking for work. McDormand won Best Actress for the role – her third.

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