Chloe Zhao creates a 'WOW' history as Nomadland shines on the land of Oscars!

When Chloe Zhao lifted the Oscars in her hand, it was a moment of aplomb and a gate-opener for women and diversified filmmakers to make the Oscars their cup of tea. The global award ceremony was unveiled in Los Angeles in its signature style and fashion in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. The celebrities from across the globe had joined in from two locations in Los Angeles as they assembled to take a glimpse of surprises, awe-inspiring, and jaw-opening moments.

The ceremony, which will usually have these moments in its store, had this time etched a remarkable feat as the list of nominees had displayed the ingredients of diversity. The Oscars were on the floor on Sunday and the ceremony would be evident in the future on celebrating diversity. Chinese-born filmmaker Chloe Zhao was conferred with the Best Director award for directing what has become global fame - Nomadland. 

Zhao has created a 'WOW' history by becoming the only second woman director to win the Best Director award in Oscar's 93-year history. The 39-year-old director has become the talk of the globe where she has been poured with an immense scale of wishes and reputations over her nuance work and allegory of Nomadland, which is her third movie. Zhao has also become the first Asian woman to win the Oscars.

Addressing the ceremony after lifting the award, Zhao said, "I have always found goodness in people I met, everywhere I went in the world." "So this is for anyone who has 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", Zhao added. Nomadland is a 2020 American drama film that goes deep into the lives of Nomads living in the United States and revolving around the stories of the people who don't have a proper habitation. 

The movie has perfectly captured the life story of a nomad who travels towards the American West in search of jobs and settlements. Most of the nomads are vandwellers as they reform the vans as their residence. Through the movie, Zhao takes the people into the world of nomads and how their lives differ from a common man and how they never say goodbye till death. Legendary actor Frances McDormand has played as a nomad in the Nomadland. 

The movie was premiered on September 11, 2020, at the Venice Film Festival where it had won the Golden Lion. The movie has also won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Nomadland was released by Searchlight Pictures in selected IMAX theaters in the United States on January 29, 2021. The film was praised for its direction, screenplay, editing, cinematography, and performances. It had garnered with the immense clap for the splendid acting of Frances McDormand. 

Due to its impressive and magnificent reception, Nomadland was nominated for the Oscars- 93rd Golden Globe Awards under six categories, and the movie has won three crucial categories. Nomadland has won the Best Picture award and while Chloe Zhao had won the Best Director for directing Nomadland, Frances McDormand had won the Best Actress award for her audacious acting in the movie and bringing Fern as a real nomad. 

Nomadland was based on Jessica Bruder's non-fiction book 'Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century'. As of March 31, 2021, Nomadland has grossed $2.2 million in the United States and Canada, and $3 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $5.9 million. The movie has put several global awards to its store and both the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute named Nomadland as one of the top 10 films of 2020. 

While Zhao is the second woman to win the Best Director award at the Oscars, the first was Kathryn Bigelow, who carried the award as the Best Director in 2010, for directing 'The Hurt Locker'. As Nomadland has won the most number awards at the Oscars, it is with no doubt that Nomadland had truly shined in the land of Oscars. Through speaking the conscience of the nomads, Chloe Zhao and Frances McDermond had written a new era in film-making.