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Golden Globe-Winning Director Chloé Zhao Faces Backlash in China

Chloé Zhao, the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director, is facing a backlash in her native China over a 2013 comment describing the country as a place “where there are lies everywhere.” Promotional material for Nomadland, as well as mentions of it on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, has ...

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Chloé Zhao's 'Nomadland.'

Chloé Zhao: First Woman of Asian Descent to Win Best Director at Golden Globes

Chloé Zhao became the first female winner of Asian descent to win the Best Director category at the 2021 Golden Globes Awards for her film Nomadland, which also carried top honors by winning the Best Motion Picture-Drama category. Zhao joins Barbra Streisand, who won in 1984 for Yentl, as only the second woman to win directing honors ...

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Director Chloé Zhao with actress Frances McDormand on location during the filming of ‘Nomadland’.