Film director Chloé Zhao made history Sunday night after winning the Golden Globe for Best Director for her film “Nomadland,” becoming the second woman to win the award and the first Asian female director to win it. Barbra Streisand was the first woman to win the Golden Globe in 1984 for “Yentl”.
“I wanna thank the nomads who shared their stories with us,” Zhao said. “And I asked one of them, Bob Wells, to help me out here and this is what he said about compassion: ‘Compassion is the breakdown of all the barriers between us. A heart-to-heart bonding. Your pain is my pain. It’s mingled and shared between us.’”
“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,” Zhao added.
With this historic announcement, we also wanted to share the New York Times “Anatomy of a Scene” to illuminate the beauty in Chloé’s work. We look forward to seeing her Marvel film “Eternals” this fall, and want to give a well-deserved congratulations to the entire “Nomadland” team on your Best Picture win. We hope to see many more talented female filmmakers follow in her footsteps.
“Nomadland” is now streaming on Hulu.