12 Female Directors Who Should Have Been Nominated for Oscars

Un article intelligent qui ne verse pas dans le féminisme à outrance ! (niveau anglais : bon)


Coming out of last week’s announcement of the Oscar nominations, there was probably no bigger shock than Kathryn Bigelow not receiving a nod for Best Director. Riding a wave of accolades for her film Zero Dark Thirty and her directing, she seemed poised to have her second chance at a golden statue. Instead she found herself excluded and we’re left wondering for the millionth time what exactly the Academy has against female directors.

Since the inception of the Academy Awards over 400 Best Director nominations have been given out. Only four have gone to women. Only one woman has won. It took 80 years for that to happen. It’s a pretty shameful track record. All the more so considering the Academy has had numerous opportunities over the years to acknowledge the excellent work of highly talented female directors and hasn’t. That gave us a thought: what would past Oscar years…

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