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Sunday, Apr. 25, 2021
Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao also became just the second woman to win best director, and the first woman of color.
Friday, Apr. 23, 2021
Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” won best feature at the 36th Independent Spirit Awards in a ceremony that turned the annual beach soiree into a virtual, mostly pre-taped event, and, possibly, an Oscar preview.
The Spirits, usually held in a giant tent on the Southern California coast, have...
Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021
It may be hard to believe that there are still many "firsts" left to check off after 93 years of the Academy Awards, and yet this year there were a handful for Asian actors and filmmakers.
Steven Yeun ("Minari") became the first Asian American actor to be nominated for best actor. Riz...
Sunday, Apr. 11, 2021
Gig-economy Western “Nomadland” won four prizes including best picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out during a pandemic-curbed ceremony that recognized a diverse array of screen talent.
“Nomadland” filmmaker Chloe Zhao became only the second woman, and...
Saturday, Apr. 10, 2021
Director Chloé Zhao won the marquee honor at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards for Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures). She becomes the second woman--and the first woman of color--to earn the top DGA prize. Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman director to score the kudo for 2090’s...
Friday, Apr. 2, 2021
While a major spotlight has been cast, and deservedly so, on the showing of female feature directors--Chloe Zhao for Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures) and Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman (Focus Features)--in both Oscar and DGA Award nominations this season, hovering a...
Friday, Apr. 2, 2021
‘Tis the season for awards show previews. This issue contains a TV Awards Season feature on four DGA Award and two ASC Award nominees who could figure in the Emmy conversation. And our Road To Oscar Series continues with insights into nominees, their work and collaborators.
Monday, Mar. 15, 2021
David Fincher’s “Mank” led nominations to the 93rd Academy Awards with 10 nods Monday, and for the first time, two women — Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell — were nominated for best director.
Eight films were nominated for best picture. “Mank” was joined by Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman...
Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021
The Directors Guild of America has announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2020: Lee Isaac Chung for Minari; Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman; David Fincher for Mank; Aaron Sorkin for...
Monday, Mar. 1, 2021
Chloé Zhao became the second woman to win best director at the Golden Globes and the first female winner of Asian descent on a night in which her film "Nomadland" was crowned the top drama film.
Zhao, who was among three women nominated in the directing category, was honored for her work...