The 78th Golden Globe Awards were held on February 28th. The night’s top prize, Best Picture Drama, went to Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland”, a movie about life on the road. Zhao, who was born in China, also grabbed the Best Director prize, becoming the first woman director of Asian descent to win the honor and the second woman ever to win the category after Barbra Streisand in 1984.
“Nomadland” also won the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. Zhao is the first woman to take the top prize in a decade, since Sofia Coppola won in 2010 with her film “Somewhere”.
Frances McDormand stars in “Nomadland” as a jobless and homeless woman after the 2008 recession. She travels through the American West, trying to invent a better life on the open road. “For everyone who has gone through this difficult and beautiful journey at some point in their lives, this is for you, ”said Zhao.