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. 

The “Nomadland”...

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. 15, 2021

Despite women making history in the top categories at the Oscars, the number of female nominees in the 18 non-acting categories increased by only two percentage points this year, according to a Women’s Media Center analysis.

Of the total of 205 nominees for directing, producing, writing,...

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...

Thursday, Mar. 25, 2021

Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” cemented its Oscar front-runner status Wednesday, winning the top award at the 32nd annual Producers Guild of America Awards. 

“Nomadland,” Zhao’s recession-era portrait of itinerant people in the American West, is only the second film directed by a woman to win...

Sunday, Mar. 14, 2021

The writers behind the feature film Nomadland and limited series The Queen’s Gambit won the 33rd-annual USC Libraries Scripter Awards at an online ceremony this evening (3/13).

The Scripter Awards honor each year’s most accomplished adaptations of the written word for...

Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the British Academy Film Awards in 2021, celebrating the very best in film of the past year. Topping the tally with seven nominations apiece were writer-director Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland and director...

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...

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021

With homebound nominees appearing by remote video and hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on different sides of the country, a very socially distanced 78th Golden Globe Awards trudged on in the midst of the pandemic and amid a storm of criticism for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with top...

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