Gina Prince-Bythewood, Sarah Polley and Domee Shi, three women who directed acclaimed films in 2022, but were not nominated for the Best Director Oscar on Tuesday. Photos: GettyFollowing two consecutive years of women winning the Best Director Oscar, the Academy completely ignored the many women who directed acclaimed movies this year, nominating an entire category of men for Best Director on Tuesday morning. In the 95-year history of the Oscars, only seven women have ever been nominated for directing. It’s in part why three years ago, “Parasite” won Best Picture and Bong Joon-Ho won Best Director, and why the following year, Chloé Zhao became the first (and still only) woman of color to win Best Director. It’s why it has become rarer to see an all-white and/or all-male slate of Best Director nominees.
Source: Huffington Post January 24, 2023 18:19 UTC