Sunday, September 26

Oscar 2021: who are the winners who made history at the Hollywood Academy Awards

  • Patricia Sulbaran
  • BBC News Mundo correspondent in Los Angeles

Chloe Zhao

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Chloé Zhao is the second woman in Oscar history to be honored for her work as a director.

This Sunday’s Oscar awards ceremony was one of firsts.

Not only for those in charge of putting together a gala in person in the middle of the pandemic, but for a series of nominees who made history by winning the golden statuette.

The most prominent was Chinese director Chloé Zhao, who became the first Asian woman and only the second woman in the history of the award to be recognized for her directing work.

He received that and the award for best film, considered the most important of the night, for Nomadland, a portrait of nomadic life in America through Fern, a character played by Frances McDormand, who also won for his performance.

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