30 Famous Firsts in Oscars History

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5. First silent film to win Best Picture in 84 years
> Winner: The Artist
> Year: 2011

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4. First film by a Black director to win Best Picture
> Winner: 12 Years A Slave (Steve McQueen)
> Year: 2013

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3. First foreign-language film to win Best Picture
> Winner: Parasite (Korean)
> Year: 2019

Source: Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures

2. First Asian woman to win Best Director
> Winner: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
> Year: 2020

Source: Courtesy of Apple TV+

1. First streaming movie to win Best Picture
> Winner: CODA, streaming on Apple+
> Year: 2021

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