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Chloe Zhao and Youn Yuh-jung makes history by winning Oscar awards

Congratulations to Chloe Zhao who became the first woman of color to win a “Best Director” Oscar on Sunday. Zhao becomes only the second woman to win an Oscar in the category behind Katheryn Bigelow who won for the “Hurt Locker.” The Chinese filmmaker won for “Nomadland” which is her third feature-length movie. She beat out Aaron Sorkin, David Fincher, Thomas Vinterberg, and Emerald Fennell.

Check out her speech below.

Zhao’s movie “Nomadland” also won for best movie.

Another Asian woman but this time of Korean descent also made history last night at the Oscars. The actress Yuh-Jung Youn of “Minari” took home an Oscar for best-supporting actress becoming the first Korean person to win the award in the category. She’s the second Asian to win in the category behind Japanese American Miyoshi Umeki who won for Sayonara in 1958, according to NPR.

Check out her speech below.

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