Chloé Zhao is the 2021 Oscar Winner for Directing

Chloé Zhao is the 2021 Oscar Winner for Directing

Chloé Zhao is the Oscars 2021 winner for Directing the film NOMADLAND! Congratulations to Zhao on her Oscar win. During her speech, she talked about her experience directing as a "Crazy, once-in-a-lifetime journey." She also talked about her inspiration, growing up in China and her ethos that "People at birth are inherently good" and how she always finds the good in people to inspire her to keep going. Other Oscars 2021 nominees for Directing included ANOTHER ROUND, MANK, MINARI and PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN. You can see complete coverage of Oscars 2021 winners on the Oscar Winners page and the full list of 93rd Academy Awards winners here on Oscar.com. Watch the complete acceptance speech below!


Chloé Zhao accepts the Oscar for Directing at Oscars 2021.


Film Synopsis

Following the economic collapse of the small town of Empire, Nevada, Fern packs her van to explore a life outside conventional society as a modern-day nomad in the American West.


The 93rd Oscars, produced by Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh, were held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 8e|5p, and televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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