Academy Award For Best Director: How Many Women Have Ever Been Nominated Or Won?


Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)

As we have mentioned before, Greta Gerwig’s Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 2018 was a big deal, and not just for being the fifth woman to earn the nod. Her directorial debut, Lady Bird, received plenty of love at the Golden Globes that year, earning star Saoirse Ronan a lead actress award and being crowned Best Picture in the Musical or Comedy division, but Gerwig’s sole nomination for her work was Best Screenplay, which Best Director award presenter Natalie Portman famously commented on before listing the “all male nominees,” causing her co-presenter, Ron Howard, to awkwardly chuckle.

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