Academy Award For Best Director: How Many Women Have Ever Been Nominated Or Won?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Academy Award For Best Director: How Many Women Have Ever Been Nominated Or Won?

Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)

As we’ve discussed earlier, Greta Gerwig’s Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 2018 had been an issue, and not to be the 5th lady to make the nod. Her directorial first, Lady Bird, got a good amount of love in the Golden Globes that year, receiving star Saoirse Ronan a lead celebrity honor being crowned Best Picture within the Musical or Comedy unit, but Gerwig’s only nomination on her work was Best Screenplay, which Best Director honor presenter Natalie Portman notoriously commented on before detailing the “all male nominees,” causing her co-presenter, Ron Howard, to awkwardly chuckle.

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