On Monday, Oscar’s final list of nominations was announced by the star couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, and from that list what makes us surprise is that the first time in the history of Oscar Awards more than one female director has been nominated in the ‘Best Director’ category.
And that is such a happy moment for all of us, she is Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell, who are selected alongside Lee Isaac Chung, Thomas Vinterberg, and David Fincher.
Chloé Zhao is selected for her ‘Nomadland’ film, who has already become the first Asian woman to win the best director at the Golden Globes in February, when “Nomadland,” the story of a widow who joins the country’s itinerant workforce, also picked up the best picture in the drama category. The film is a strong contender to win the best picture at the 93rd Oscars on April 25.
And Emerald Fennell for ‘Promising Young Woman’ film, which is based on the quest for vengeance after a friend is raped, was nominated for four Golden Globes, including best director and best picture.
This great honor is of course noticeable because the category rarely features any women: Before this year, only five female filmmakers had been recognized, and this year will be huge if one of the females wins it!