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Chloe Zhao Wins Best Director at Critics Choice Awards; Dedicates It To 'Nomadland' Sound Mixer Michael Wolf Snyder

Nomadland was a big winner at the 2021 Critics Choice Awards on Sunday (March 7).

Chloe Zhao picked up the award for Best Director on the film, and the flick also won Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture, and Best Cinematography.

During the acceptance speeches, Chloe and producer Mollye Asher dedicated the awards to Michael Wolf Snyder, who was a sound mixer on the movie.

Michael sadly died by suicide at the young age of 35 last week, according to a report from Deadline.

“Thank you Wolf. We honor you,” Chloe shared in her speech after recalling a few special moments on the set with him. “We’ll see you down the road my friend.”

You can see the full winners list from the 2021 Critics Choice Awards on JustJared.com now!

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'Nomadland' Chloe Zhao Attached to Direct New 'Dracula' Adaptation

A new Dracula movie is in the works!

Variety has announced that Nomadland director Chloe Zhao is set to direct an adaptation of Bram Stoker‘s classic horror novel.

While details of the movie have yet to be released, the project is said to be a re-interpretation of the book that incorporates science fiction and western elements.

Chloe said in a statement, ““I’ve always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the Other they embody. I’m very excited to work with Donna [Langley], Peter [Cramer] and the team at Universal to reimagine such a beloved character.”

The novel has been adapted a few times, with Bela Lugosi taking on the iconic role in 1931, Gary Oldman starring in Francis Ford Coppola‘s adaptation in 1992 and most recently in the 2014 Luke Evans reboot Dracula Untold.

Chloe‘s most recent movie Nomadland, which stars Frances McDormand, has been getting lots of Oscar buzz. Click here to see the trailer and find out the release date!

Golden Globes 2021 Nominations Include a Historic Amount of Female Directors

The 2021 Golden Globes are making long overdue history.

After being called out in years past for the lack of nominated women directors, the awards show recognized female filmmakers more than ever by nominating three women in the Best Director category: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland, Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman and Regina King for One Night in Miami.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Golden Globes

The three directors will compete against David Fincher for Mank and Aaron Sorkin for The Trial of the Chicago 7.

It’s the first time that more than one woman has been recognized in the best director category at the Golden Globes. Previously, a woman had only been nominated seven times since the first ceremony was held in 1944.

“In Hollywood, female filmmakers are still vastly underrepresented. Women accounted for 16% of directors working on the 100 highest-grossing films in 2020, an improvement from the 12% in 2019 and the 4% in 2018. Yet it’s a sign that the entertainment industry falls far behind on gender parity,” Variety noted.

Chloe’s nomination also makes her the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated for best director, and Regina‘s nomination makes her the second Black woman to be nominated.

For now, Barbra Streisand is the only women to ever win the Golden Globe for best director.

Find out who else is nominated at the awards ceremony!

Awards Favorite 'Nomadland' Will Be Available for Streaming on Same Day as Theatrical Release!

The upcoming movie Nomadland is one of the frontrunners for the Best Picture prize at this year’s Academy Awards and the film’s release date has been confirmed!

Movie fans will be able to watch the film from the comfort of their own homes on the same day it is released in traditional theaters around the country.

Nomadland will get an early release in IMAX theaters on January 29 and then it will be released in traditional theaters and drive-in locations on February 19.

Click inside to find out where the movie will debut for streaming… More Here! »

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'Nomadland' Movie, Starring Frances McDormand, Gets New Trailer Amid Oscar Buzz - Watch Now!

Nomadland is one of the movies you need to keep on your radar for the 2021 awards season and a new trailer was just released!

Frances McDormand stars in the upcoming movie, which was directed by Chloe Zhao. You might not be familiar with Chloe yet, but she’s about to be a huge force in the entertainment industry following the release of Nomadland. She also directed the upcoming Marvel movie Eternals.

Here’s the movie’s official synopsis: “Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.”

The movie features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.

GoldDerby‘s Oscars odds has Nomadland ranked as the number one pick for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay right now. Frances, who is already a two-time Oscar winner, is ranked second for Best Actress.

Nomadland will be released in theaters on February 19, 2021.

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Frances McDormand & Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' Wins Top Prize in Venice, Oscars Race Begins Now!

Frances McDormand and Chloe Zhao are two names you’ll probably be hearing throughout the upcoming awards season!

The actress and director teamed up for the movie Nomadland and they were in attendance for the drive-in premiere held on Friday (September 11) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

The movie is earning rave reviews and it also played at the Venice Film Festival, where it just won the festival’s Golden Lion Award.

Critics are saying that Frances is giving the performance of her career and she could be on track to win her third Academy Award. Chloe, who is directing the upcoming Marvel movie The Eternals, also seems to be a lock in the Best Director category.

With 23 reviews counted on Rotten Tomatoes, Nomadland currently has a perfect score of 100%.

Here is the movie’s synopsis: Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.

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Marvel's 'The Eternals' Finds Its Director!

The Eternals has found its director!

The highly anticipated Marvel movie will be helmed by director Chloe Zhao, Variety reported on Friday (September 21).

The up-and-coming director and Indie Spirit award nominee earned acclaim for her 2017 movie The Rider.

The Eternals is “set millions of years ago when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on humans, creating the super-powered individuals as well as more villainous off-shoots known as the Deviants. The two groups went on to battle each other throughout history to see which would eventually become the ultimate race.”

According to the report, Chloe‘s meeting with Marvel impressed executives so much that the studio swiftly booked her before she found another job.