Golden Globes Best Director – level 2

08-03-2021 07:00

Chloe Zhao was born in Beijing, China, but she lives in the US. Last week, she won a Golden Globe for best director.

Zhao became the first Asian woman and the second woman in history who won the award. The first woman who won in the same category was Barbra Streisand in 1984. Zhao directed a film, ’Nomadland’, which was a story about a woman who traveled around America. Some parts of the film were based on real events which happened.

Many Asian people were very happy when Zhao won. Some people did not believe that Zhao would make a film about China because the country checks films and books. Artists are not free to do what they want. Many Chinese celebrated when Zhao won, and they said that she was very talented.

Difficult words: category (a class or group of things), based (coming from something real), business practices (the rules and activities that a company has to make a lot of money).

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