Chloé Zhao wins Best Director for Nomadland, becomes first woman of colour to receive Oscar


In the 93rd the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) awards underway in Los Angeles, Chloe Zhao made history  as she became the first woman of colour to win the Oscar for Best Director for Nomadland. Zhao is also only the second woman in Oscar history to win the Academy award. Youn Yuh-Jung won the Best Supporting Actress award for her film Minari.

Daniel Kaluya also completed his awards grand slam this year with the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Judas And The Black Messiah. Emerald Fennell bagged the first Oscar of the show who won Best Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman while Best Adapted Screenplay was won by The Father.

Denmark’s Another Round was awarded Best International Feature Film.  David Fincher’s film Mank won two Oscars respectively for Best Production Design. While Donald Graham Burt won for Production Design and Jan Pascaledouble-dagger won the award for Set Decoration. Erik Messerschmidt won Best Cinematography for Mank.

The Oscar Awards are being held from two venues in Los Angeles, Dolby Theatre and Union Station.