Chloe Zhao becomes second woman, first woman of colour to win top DGA Award

Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw win documentary prize for The Truffle Hunters; Darius Marder named best first-time feature director for The Sound Of Metal.Nomadland director Chloe Zhao confirmed her status as Oscar frontrunner on Saturday (April 10) as she became only the second woman and the first woman of colour to win the top honour at the Directors Guild Of America’s virtual 73rd Annual DGA Awards.Not since Kathryn Bigelow won Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Theatrical Feature Film for The Hurt Locker in 2010 has a woman claimed the top prize.

Bigelow went on to become the first woman to

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