No female directors were nominated for the 2020 Oscars.
✔️Only five women have ever been nominated for best director at the Academy Awards.
✔️In the Academy Award’s 92-year history, only five women have made it onto the ballot
Lina Wertmuller (1976′s “Seven Beauties”) Jane Campion (1993′s “The Piano”) Sofia Coppola (2003′s “Lost in Translation”) Kathryn Bigelow (2009′s “The Hurt Locker”) Greta Gerwig (2017′s “Lady Bird”). Bigelow is the only one to actually take home the prize.
Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director of Women in Film, LA released a statement in regards to the lack of women in the Best Director category:
“It’s disheartening that even as the number of women nominated for awards in documentary, short film, and technical categories increases, there have still only been five women considered for the Best Directing award in its 92-year history.
The Academy has made efforts to balance its voting bodies, but gender equality and diversity do not just happen. Without deep systemic change in the industry and a real commitment to equity in film finance, distribution, and marketing, this bleak trend will continue.”
Have to change.
Who is that woman ?
Sofia Carmina Coppola ( born May 14, 1971) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and former actress.
Coppola's first short film was Lick the Star (1998). It played many times on the Independent Film Channel. She made her feature film directing debut with The Virgin Suicides (1999); it received critical acclaim upon its premiere in North America at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and was released later that year.
Coppola's second feature was Lost in Translation (2003). Coppola won the Academy Award for her original screenplay and three Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture Musical or Comedy
Pic by Sofia Coppola
Source time.com and deadline.com
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