This year Chloé Zhao has been making history after history with her movie Nomadland.
The Chinese filmmaker has become the first woman of colour and the second woman in history to win the Best Director award at the Oscars.
This comes after she became the first Chinese filmmaker and the second woman to win best director at the 2021 BAFTA awards! Furthermore, she also became the first Asian woman to win an award for Best Director at the 2021 Golden Globes.
At this year’s Oscar ceremony, Nomadland also took home awards for Best Picture and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.
In her acceptance speech, Chloé stated: “I have always found goodness in the people I met, everywhere I went in the world.
“So this is for anyone who had the faith and the courage to hold on to the goodness in themselves, and to hold on to the goodness in each other, no matter how difficult it is to do that.”
You can watch her full acceptance speech in the video below!