18 female directors who have been snubbed by the Oscars
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18 female directors who have been snubbed by the Oscars Only five women have ever been nominated for best director, and just one of them has won. "Little Women" received seven Oscar nominations in 2020, but director Greta Gerwig wasn't nominated for best director. Ava DuVernay could have been the first Black woman nominated for best director for "Selma" in 2015, but she was snubbed. Just three years after her historic best director win for "The Hurt Locker," Kathryn Bigelow wasn't nominated for "Zero Dark Thirty." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In the 92-year history of the Academy Awards, only five women have ever been nominated for best director, and only one of them has won. None of them has been a woman of color. And of the top 100 highest-grossing movies of 2019, only 10.7% of them were directed by women.The Time's Up movement, which is marking its third anniversary on January 1, 2021, seeks to change that by combating gender-based discrimination in Hollywood and beyond.Here are are 18 women whose directing work was snubbed by the Oscars.Read the original article on Insider
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