Chloé Zhao wins the Oscar for Best Director & Best Picture
Oscars 2021 was a momentous night for women filmmakers
It was a historic night at the Academy Awards Sunday 25th April. Yuh-jung Youn (Minari) was named the first Korean actor to win in the Best Supporting Actress category. Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) became the first black women to win in the hair and make-up category. And Chinese director Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) made history as the first woman of colour winning the Best Director award, becoming the second woman ever to win in that category.
Although these ‘firsts’ seem wildly overdue, there always needs to be the first woman to open the door for the ‘nexts’. Congratulations to all the winners of the Oscars and Baftas this year and we can’t wait to see what’s next for Women in Film.