February 16, 2013 at 9:28 am #541976
It’s a well known fact that Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) is the only female to have won the Oscar for Best Director. The question is who is the next great female director to take home the prize? Will it be one of the women on this list? Will Bigelow one day repeat? Or is there someone else out there not listed who will snag Oscar gold? Give us your thoughts. If you think other, please list who you think will win it. That way all of us may be exposed to the work of an up-and-coming female director. They certainly deserve more exposure than Hollywood gives them already.
My personal choice is Sarah Polley. She was great in front of the camera in 1999’s “Go.” But with works like “Away From Her” and last years lovely “Take This Waltz,” I think she might be one day poised for Oscar gold.February 16, 2013 at 9:51 am #541978
Hard to tell – I think it’s going to an unknown. And, I think this won’t repeat until maybe thirty or forty years later.February 16, 2013 at 10:50 am #541979
Would have been nice seeing Lone Sherfig, Lisa Cholodenko and Debra Granik up there, just to name three more working women directors. Many others.February 16, 2013 at 11:03 am #541980
Although I suppose it doesn’t count, but Suzzane Bier did win Best Foreign Language Film for her film.February 16, 2013 at 11:17 am #541981
STREISAND might have a shot with the upcoming
Skinny and Cat with Cate Blanchett and Colin Firth…
2014 release date…February 16, 2013 at 11:25 am #541982
Interesting to note that Jane Campion would’ve done it and Sofia Coppola might have done it had their films not been up against major juggernauts. Coppola could still do it, but she has yet to make another film of the same quality as Lost in Translation.
I agree with babypook that if Lone Sherfig, Lisa Cholodenko or Debra Granik make films of the same quality and esteem of their most recent pictures (An Education, The Kids Are All Right and Winter’s Bone, respectively), they could very well be on their way to Oscar nominations/wins.
From the list above, I’d go with Kimberly Pierce. She got a huge gig directing the Carrie remake with Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore, and if that film goes over as well as I think/hope it will, she could get many more offers for work.
Nancy Meyers is another strong possibilty due to the number of people (especially academy members) that she has worked with, but she would have to start making more serious fare beyond rom-coms.
Or, like Henry said, it could be a total unknown.February 16, 2013 at 1:45 pm #541983
Easy. Kathryn Bigelow.February 16, 2013 at 2:09 pm #541984
Who no Lynn Ramsey I mean she’s got to be the next women.March 26, 2013 at 12:53 am #541986
It could very well be Liv Ullmann, criminally overdue for an Oscar, who is directing Miss Julie with Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell, due out 2014.March 27, 2013 at 9:01 am #541987
Would love to see Polley but i cant image it happening. Voted other. But i can totally see Debra Granik or Lynn Ramsey winning because they make “a man’s movie” as ridiculous as that sounds. They’re both very talented though so i’d be happy for either.March 27, 2013 at 10:52 am #541988
I don’t think a woman is being nominated let alone win again any time soon.
I’m surprise that anyone here thinks the door is open because of Bigelow.April 7, 2013 at 9:23 am #541989
I always thought Penny Marshall would win this award at one point but my guess is CopollaApril 9, 2013 at 3:26 am #541990
I’d like to be alive when this will happen.