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    After seeing Zero Dark Thirty yesterday and assessing Jessica Chastain’s chances, I starting wondering how many Oscar winning performances were directed by women. Mine is a very incomplete list and mainly consists of women. Have any Best Actor winners been directed by women? Alan Arkin won Best Supporting Actor in a performance co-directed by a woman.

    Here’s what I have so far:

    WINNERS

    Best Actress:

    Holly Hunter – The Piano – Jane Campion

    Marlee Matlin – Children of a Lesser God – Randa Haines

    Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady – Phyllida Lloyd

    Hilary Swank – Boys Don’t Cry – Kimberly Peirce

    Charlize Theron – Monster – Patty Jenkins

     

    Best Supporting Actress:

    Anna Paquin – The Piano – Jane Campion

    Best Supporting Actor: 

    Alan Arkin – Little Miss Sunshine – Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris


    NOMINEES

    Best Actor:

    Robert De Niro – Awakenings – Penny Marshall

    Giancarlo Giannini – Seven Beauties – Lina Wertmüller

    Tom Hanks – Big – Penny Marshall

    William Hurt – Children of a Lesser God – Randa Haines

    Bill Murray – Lost in Translation – Sofia Coppola

    Nick Nolte – The Prince of Tides – Barbra Streisand

    Sean Penn – I Am Sam – Jessie Nelson

    Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker – Kathryn Bigelow

     

    Best Actress:

    Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right – Lisa Cholodenko

    Keisha Castle-Hughes – Whale Rider – Niki Caro

    Julie Christie – Away From Her – Sarah Polley

    Laura Dern – Rambling Rose – Martha Coolidge

    Salma Hayek – Frida – Julie Taymor

    Carol Kane – Hester Street – Joan Micklin Silver

    Diane Keaton – Something’s Gotta Give – Nancy Meyers

    Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone – Debra Granik

    Melissa Leo – Frozen River – Courtney Hunt

    Laura Linney – The Savages – Tamara Jenkins

    Carey Mulligan – An Education – Lone Scherfig

    Winona Ryder – Little Women – Gillian Armstrong

    Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia – Nora Ephron

    Charlize Theron – North Country – Niki Caro

     

    Best Supporting Actor:

    Sir Alec Guinness – Little Dorrit – Christine Edzard

    John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone – Debra Granik

    Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right – Lisa Cholodenko

     

    Best Supporting Actress:

    Lauren Bacall – The Mirror Has Two Faces – Barbra Streisand

    Abigail Breslin – Little Miss Sunshine – Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris

    Barbara Hershey – Portrait of a Lady – Jane Campion

    Holly Hunter – Thirteen – Catherine Hardwicke

    Amy Irving – Yentl – Barbra Streisand

    Diane Ladd – Rambling Rose – Martha Coolidge

    Piper Laurie – Children of a Lesser God – Randa Haines

    Frances McDormand – North Country – Niki Caro

    Kate Nelligan – The Prince of Tides – Barbra Streisand

    Chloe Sevigny – Boys Don’t Cry – Kimberly Peirce

    Please fill in any holes I have.

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    While he didn’t win, it is perhaps worth noting that Jeremy Renner was nominated for Best Actor for Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker.

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    Well if we are going with nominated performances then…

    Bil Murray- “Lost in Translation” (Sofia Coppola)
    Robert DeNiro- “Awakenings” (Penny Marshall)
    Nick Nolte- “The Prince of Tides” (Barbra Streisand)
    Kate Nelligan- “The Prince of Tides” (Barbra Streisand)
    Laura Dern- “Rambling Rose” (Martha Coolidge)
    Diane Ladd- “Rambling Rose” (Martha Coolidge)
    Amy Irving- “Yentl” (Barbra Streisand)
    William Hurt- “Children of a Lesser God” (Randa Haines)
    Piper Laurie- Children of a Lesser God” (Randa Haines)
    Giancarlo Giannini- “Seven Beauties” (Lina Wertmuller)
    Chloe Sevigny- “Boys Don’t Cry” (Kimberly Pierce)
    Holly Hunter- “Thirteen” (Catherine Hardwicke)
    Carol Kane- “Hester Street” (Joan Micklin Silver)
    Keisha Castle-Hughes- “Whale Rider” (Niki Caro)
    Charlize Theron- “North Country” (Niki Caro)
    Frances McDormand- “North Country” (Niki Caro)
    Julie Christie- “Away from Her” (Sarah Polley)
    Laura Linney- “The Savages” (Tamara Jenkins)
    Annette Bening- “The Kids Are All Right” (Lisa Cholodenko)
    Mark Ruffalo- “The Kids Are All Right” (Lisa Cholodenko)
    Melissa Leo- “Frozen River” (Courtney Hunt)
    Meryl Streep- “Julie & Julia” (Nora Ephron)

    I will try and think of more.

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    #85389

    Yeah, several nominees, fewer winners outside Best Actress. Just wanted to see 🙂

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    #85390

    And two more nominees:
    Jennifer Lawrence & John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone

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    Added:

    Holly Hunter- “Thirteen” (Catherine Hardwicke)

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    Added:

    Carol Kane- “Hester Street” (Joan Micklin Silver)

    Keisha Castle-Hughes- “Whale Rider” (Niki Caro)

    Charlize Theron- “North Country” (Niki Caro)

    Frances McDormand- “North Country” (Niki Caro)

    Julie Christie- “Away from Her” (Sarah Polley)

    Laura Linney- “The Savages” (Tamara Jenkins)

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    #85393

    dont see Tom Hanks up there for Big

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    #85394

    Giancarlo Giannini Seven Beauties, Lina Wertmuller

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    Giancarlo Giannini Seven Beauties, Lina Wertmuller

    I had that one Pook. See above.

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    Carrie Mulligan, An Education, Lone Scherfig

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    Added:

    Melissa Leo- “Frozen River” (Courtney Hunt)

    Meryl Streep- “Julie & Julia” (Nora Ephron)

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    [quote=”babypook”]Giancarlo Giannini Seven Beauties, Lina Wertmuller

    I had that one Pook. See above.[/quote]

    O geez, I scanned your list more than once. Lol, Sorry. DID love him though, in this one.

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    I did miss Carrie Mulligan. Good catch.

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    Added:

    Annette Bening- “The Kids Are All Right” (Lisa Cholodenko)
    Mark Ruffalo- “The Kids Are All Right” (Lisa Cholodenko)

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