Record number of women win at Oscars, led by ‘Nomadland’ domination
Chloé Zhao wins the 2021 Oscar for Best Director for "Nomadland", becoming the first woman of color to win the award. - ABC/American Broadcasting Companies, Inc./TNS

Women tallied up a record 17 wins at the Oscars Sunday night, buoyed by “Nomadland” star Frances McDormand and director Chloé Zhao. The highlight was Zhao, who became the second woman and first woman of color to win Best Director. “Nomadland,” with its top honor, is now only the second Best Picture directed by a woman and the first directed by a woman of color. McDormand also took home the trophy for Best Leading Actress. Youn Yuh-jung won Best Supporting Actress as the Mountain Dew-loving grandma in “Minari,” making her the first Korean actress to win at the Oscars. Emerald Fennel won Best Or...