Chloé Zhao is a Chinese filmmaker who won the Oscar for “Nomadland,” and in the 93 years history of the Oscar, she became the second woman to win the category. The movie “Nomadland,” is an American Drama and the film is based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. Other fellow nominees were: David Fincher for “Mank”, Aaron Sorkin for “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, Thomas Vinterberg for “Another Round”, and Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman.” The film Nomadland is Directed, Produced, Edited, and Written by Chloé Zhao. It was not an easy run for Zhao until this year only five women had ever been nominated and all white. In 1976, Lina Wertmüller nominated for “Seven Beauties”, In 1993 Jane Campion nominated for “The Piano”, in 2003 Sofia Coppola nominated for “Lost in Translation”, in 2009 Kathryn Bigelow nominated for “The Hurt Locker” and in 2017 Greta Gerwig nominated for “Lady Bird.”
In the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony Chloé Zhao was the favorite to win the Oscar for Best Director, with her win she joins Kathryn Bigelow as the only female winner of the Best Director Oscar. In 2020, Chloé Zhao talked about her now-Oscar winner “Nomadland,” said “I tried to focus on the human experience and things that I feel go beyond political statements to be more universal — the loss of a loved one, searching for a home,” and added “I keep thinking about my family back in China — how would they feel about a cowboy in South Dakota, or a woman in her 60s living in America? If I make it too specific to any issues, I know it’s going to create a barrier. They’d go, ‘That’s their problem.’”
What is Chloé Zhao Net Worth?
Chloé Zhao Net Worth
$200K to $400K USD
Chloé Zhao is a Chinese filmmaker, in 2015 she directed her first feature film, “Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” the film premiered at the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival and then made it through Cannes Film Festival. Also, her first feature film was nominated for Best First Feature at the 31st Independent Spirit Awards. Then, in 2017 Zhao directed a contemporary western drama “The Rider,” the film was produced by her father Yuji Zhao and it won the Art Cinema Award. Furthermore, her film “The Rider,” was nominated for Best Feature and Best Director at the 33rd Independent Spirit Awards. Zhao’s third film was “Nomadland,” for which she won the Academy Award for Best Director, the film starred Frances McDormand (American Actress) and it was shot over four months. The Nomadland was first premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Golden Lion award and played at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, and won the People’s Choice Award.
On February 19, 2021, the film “Nomadland,” was released by Searchlight Pictures. Chloé Zhao’s upcoming project is Bass Reeves’s biopic, where it’s about the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal. Furthermore, Marvel Studios hired her to direct Eternals in September 2018, and the movie is set to be released on November 5, 2021. In an interview with IndieWire, Zhao expressed her feeling working with the Marvel project, she said “I’ve been a fan of the MCU for over a decade, so it makes sense for me to jump into a Marvel movie. I want to make films that last, that have a timeless feel to them, that isn’t just a flash in the pan with whatever topic is trending on Twitter right now. I’m not interested in that stuff.” Then, she continued “I’m not the kind of filmmaker who just makes films, I have to be in love with my subject matter and want to learn more about it. Someone once said to me that passion doesn’t sustain, but curiosity does. I have to be excited by little things I discover along the way.”
Chloé Zhao Net Worth is between $200K to $400K USD.
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