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    Only five women were nominated for Best Director at the Oscars:

    Lina Wertmüller with Seven Beauties
    Jane Campion with The Piano
    Sofia Coppola with Lost in Translation
    Kathryn Bigelow with The Hurt Locker
    Greta Gerwig with Lady Bird

    How would you rank them?

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    I would rank them this way, all great films.

    1.Bigelow
    2.Wertmüller
    3.Campion
    4.Coppola
    5.Gerwig

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    1. Bigelow
    2. Campion
    3. Wertmüller
    4. Coppola
    5. Gerwig

    Only five. Embarrassing

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    1. Bigelow
    2. Campion
    3. Wertmüller
    4. Coppola
    5. Gerwig

    Only five. Embarrassing

    In a world where Halle Berry is the lone diverse best actress winner — they have much worse things to be embarrassed by.

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    1. Bigelow
    2. Campion
    3. Wertmüller
    4. Coppola
    5. Gerwig

    Only five. Embarrassing

    I agree on both the order of the list and the sad fact that there are only 5 nominees (and one winner) among them.

    All 5 were extremely deserving so the fact that Gerwig is last has no bearing on the quality of her work on LADYBIRD for me.

    And just as a random side note, this past year should’ve warranted two slots for a female director in my book: Lulu Wang and Celine Sciamma.

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    Seven
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    In a world where Halle Berry is the lone diverse best actress winner — they have much worse things to be embarrassed by.

    One female Best Director winner VS one non-white Best Actress winner. I’d say both stats are equally embarassing

    The only difference being that Bigelow actually did deserve it for her great work

    It’s quite funny how the Hurt Locker is one of the “most masculine” movies that won Best Picture despite being directed by a woman (Evangeline Lilly is the only woman in the movie and she has like 2 lines. Only Lawrence of Arabia did worse with no female speaking lines)

    Would Bigelow have won if the movie was female-led ? The eventual underperformance of Zero Dark Thirty (which was just as acclaimed and more conmercially successful) tells me not

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    1. Jane Campion, The Piano
    2. Lina Wertmüller, Seven Beauties
    3. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
    4. Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
    5. Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

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    Wertmüller
    Campion
    Bigelow
    Gerwig
    Coppola

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    Never seen Seven Beauties so I can’t comment on Wertmüller’s work.

    1. Gerwig

    2. Campion

    3. Coppola

    4. Bigelow

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    Ugh the fact that Bigelow was snubbed for Zero Dark Thirty when she should be winning that year.

    Anyway:
    1. Campion
    2. Wertmuller
    3. Bigelow
    4. Coppola

    5. Gerwig

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    1. Jane Campion, The Piano
    2. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
    3. Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
    4. Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
    5. Lina Wertmüller, Seven Beauties

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    You’d think there would have been more uproar in the late 80s early 90s when 3 women directed Best Picture nominees and none of them got Best Director nominations. (and this was when their were five Best Picture nominees so they usually matched pretty closely with one or two exceptions.)

    Billy Crystal sings in the opening of The Prince of Tides year something like 7 nominations on the shelf did this film direct itself?

    I think that year was attributed to them just not liking Streisand but it had happened twice before with Children of a Lesser God and Awakenings.

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    The problem was that neither Children of a Lesser God nor Awakenings were huge critical darlings compared to some of their respective competition; the latter in particular had some notable detractors. I can see why the directors branch might’ve found the transition of Children from stage to screen somewhat awkward, with William Hurt constantly speaking Marlee Matlin’s ASL out loud – a theatrical device less effective on film. Then again, films directed by men with similar-level reviews got directing noms so maybe sexism did had something to do with it.

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    1. Jane Campion – The Piano
    2. Sofia Coppola – Lost In Translation
    3. Lina Wertmüller – Seven Beauties
    4. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
    5. Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

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    #1 – Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)
    #2 – Jane Campion (The Piano)
    #3 – Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties)
    #4 – Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
    #5 – Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)

    Disclaimer: I love Lady Bird but I thought it was more of a Writing rather than a Directing achievement.

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