The 93rd Academy awards have arrived to celebrate some of the best films of the year. This year, Chloe Zhao, who has directed Nomadland, has won the award for the Best Director, and hence, making history by becoming the first woman of her race to have won the award for the Best Director. Zhao is not only the first woman of her race, but also the first woman to win the Best Director award in the last decade, and also the second woman to have ever won the Oscar for directing a film.
As she arrives excitedly to grab the award, she thanks her fellow nominees and her whole team of Nomadland for their contribution in the film. In her winning speech she said, “I have been thinking a lot lately of how I keep going when things get hard. And I think it goes back to something I learned when I was a kid. When I was growing up in China, my dad and I used to play this game. We would memorize classic Chinese poems and texts, and we would recite it together and try to finish each other’s sentences," she started off.
Chloe adds that she has been inspired by the ancient Chinese text which translates to, "People at birth, are inherently good". “Those six letters had such a great impact on me when I was a kid. And I still truly believe them today, even though sometimes it may seem like the opposite is true. But I have always found goodness in the people I met — everywhere I went in the world," she concluded.