Chinese director and producer Chloe Zhao poses with one of her Oscars awards for best picture and director for Nomadland, at the press room of the 93rd Oscars Academy Awards at Union Station in Los Angeles on April 25, 2021. Photo: AMPAS/PA Media/DPA
Chinese director and producer Chloe Zhao poses with one of her Oscars awards for best picture and director for Nomadland, at the press room of the 93rd Oscars Academy Awards at Union Station in Los Angeles on April 25, 2021. Photo: AMPAS/PA Media/DPA

Chloé Zhao at the Oscars 2021: the first Asian woman to win best director, for Nomadland, on how China influenced her, why directing Marvel’s Eternals is a dream come true, and ‘the power of storytelling’

  • Zhao made Academy Award history as the second woman to win an Oscar for best director after Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2010
  • Before Covid-19 hit, Zhao was filming Eternals in the UK and the Canary Islands with Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Richard Madden and Salma Hayek

Chinese director and producer Chloe Zhao poses with one of her Oscars awards for best picture and director for Nomadland, at the press room of the 93rd Oscars Academy Awards at Union Station in Los Angeles on April 25, 2021. Photo: AMPAS/PA Media/DPA
Chinese director and producer Chloe Zhao poses with one of her Oscars awards for best picture and director for Nomadland, at the press room of the 93rd Oscars Academy Awards at Union Station in Los Angeles on April 25, 2021. Photo: AMPAS/PA Media/DPA
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