• Every Female Director Nominated for an Oscar, From Lina Wertmuller to Greta Gerwig

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    “Lady Bird” writer-director Greta Gerwig becomes only the fifth woman nominated by the Academy in the directing category.
    Lina Wertmuller, “Seven Beauties” (1976) • The first woman ever nominated in the category was this Italian director for a drama about an Italian solider who deserted the army during WWII and is sent a German prison camp. She lost to John G. Avildsen for “Rocky.”
    Jane Campion, “The Piano” (1993) • The Australian director won an Oscar for her original screenplay for the period drama but lost the directing prize to Steven Spielberg for “Schindler's List.”
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