The Best Director Oscar was awarded for the first time at the inaugural Oscars in 1929. Since that time, only five women have been nominated for Best Director, with just one win. The first woman wasn’t nominated for Best Director until almost fifty years after the Academy Awards began – in 1977. That was Lina Wertmuller. The first woman to … Read More
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Women film editors have excelled since the silent film era. One of the very first cutters (as editors were known in the early days), Oscar contender Viola Lawrence started her editing work in 1912 and later became supervising editor at Columbia Pictures. Oscar winner Anne Bauchens edited Cecil B. DeMille’s films from 1915 until 1956. Many women followed in the … Read More
Directors whose movies are nominated for Best Motion Picture Oscars or Golden Globes usually receive a similar nod for Best Director. Surprisingly, Barbra Streisand was not nominated for a Best Director Oscar for Yentl and, similarly, Ava DuVernay did not receive a Best Director Oscar nomination for Selma. In this month’s ENewsletter, we profile these two exceptional movie directors.