On Monday, “Nomadland” director Chloe Zhao made history by becoming the first woman of color nominated for best director at the Oscars. At 38, she is also the most nominated woman in a single year in Oscar history, garnering nods for best adapted screenplay, editing and as a producer in the best picture category.
The only woman who has won best director is Kathryn Bigelow, for “The Hurt Locker” in 2010.
She told USA Today that she is taking it in stride: “I think it would mean more to other people than it would to me. I just love telling stories, I really do.”