In the barrage of conversations revolving around the cultural shift now known as the #MeToo Movement, people are questioning the miniscule number of women nominated for top-tier awards in the billion-dollar business that is Hollywood. Why were Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig, Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins and Mudbound’s Dee Rees snubbed for their work as directors at the 75th Annual Golden Globes? Will they be recognized at this year’s Oscars? Since the first Academy Awards in 1929, only four women have been nominated for the best director Oscar: Lina Wertmuller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion (The Piano), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) and Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker).
If you recognize your favorite film in the video below, it was directed by a woman. If you never paid attention before, now is the time.
Comment on the video and tweet us @FF2_Media to let us know what your favorite female-directed movies are with the hashtag #SheDirectedThat. Before Academy members cast their vote for the awards ceremony (which will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018), let them know that you support the present female directors and the ones who paved their way.
Video editing © Brigid K. Presecky (1/18/18) FF2 Media
Photo: Lesli Linka Glatter’s Now and Then
Photo Credits: New Line Cinema