Chloé Zhao becomes the first Asian-American woman to win the Golden Globe for best director.
Chloé Zhao, whose drama “Nomadland” offered an intimate portrait of itinerant Americans, won the Golden Globe for best director on Sunday, making her the first Asian woman ever to win that prize.
In taking home the award, Zhao also became the first woman to be named best director since Barbra Streisand won for “Yentl” almost 40 years ago. It was the first time in Golden Globes history that three women had been nominated in the category.
Earlier in the night, Zhao had also been nominated in the best screenplay” category. (Aaron Sorkin won for the “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”) “Nomadland” is also up for the best picture Golden Globe in the drama category, and its star, Frances McDormand, is up for an acting trophy.
当晚早些时候，赵婷还获得了最佳编剧奖提名（艾伦·索金[Aaron Sorkin]凭借《芝加哥七君子审判》[The Trial of the Chicago 7]获奖）。《无依之地》还获得了最佳剧情片提名并最终获奖。该片主演弗兰西斯·麦克多蒙德(Frances McDormand)获剧情类电影最佳女主角提名。
The much-praised “Nomadland” follows Fern (McDormand) as she travels the country in a van, picking up itinerant work (in an Amazon warehouse and elsewhere) and making connections with other American wanderers. Zhao, who adapted the movie from Jessica Bruder’s nonfiction book of the same name, largely used nonprofessionals in the cast, including people from Bruder’s book.
Zhao captured the essence of the story discussing it for Anatomy of a Scene, the New York Times series. She recounted the scene in which Fern (Frances McDormand) wanders through Badlands National Park. “She’s exploring,” Zhao said, “but she’s also lost at the same time.”
在《纽约时报》的系列报道《场景剖析》(Anatomy of a Scene)中，赵婷的讨论捕捉了这个故事的本质。她讲述了弗兰西斯·麦克多蒙德饰演的弗恩在恶地国家公园(Badlands National Park)中四处游荡的场景。“她在探索，”赵婷说，“但同时她也感到迷茫。”
Though Zhao has been known for indie dramas like this one and “The Rider” from 2018, her next film is on a much different scale: the Marvel superhero movie “Eternals.”