She was joined in the best director category by Paul Thomas Anderson for "Phantom Thread;" Guillermo del Toro for "The Shape of Water", Christopher Nolan for "Dunkirk", and Jordan Peele for "Get Out".
In 1977, Lina Wertmüller became the first woman to be nominated for Best Director in the Oscars' 48-year history with Italian film Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze).Wertmüller ultimately lost to Rocky director John G. Avildsen, and it would be another 17 years until a second woman received the nomination.
Greta's Oscar nomination is also a big deal as it comes a bit after her Golden Globes snub.
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Bigelow won the best directing and best picture Oscar in 2010 and Coppola took home the best original screenplay Academy Award in 2004. "When I think about it - and I think about women of all ages - I hope that they look at this and they think, 'I'm going to go make my movie'". Women directors have been ignored for nine years since Kathryn Bigelow made history as the first woman to win Best Director for "The Hurt Locker" (2009). "The women who have been filmmakers who are both my peers and the ones who have come before me have meant so much to me, and they're the reason that I found the courage to do this", she expressed to the magazine.
Just two years ago, following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, it was near unthinkable that creativity displayed by a filmmaker such as Peele in Get Out - a genre film not usually nominated for Oscars - would ever be celebrated. Prior to handing out the Best Director award, presenter Natalie Portman introduced the category by mockingly saying: "And here are the all-male nominees". Her face on the Oscar telecast as one of the nominees will serve as inspiration to women who may dream of following in her footsteps. The National Society of Film Critics and the National Board of Review also named her best director. There's the teen experiencing his first love in Italy and the teen trying to find her voice in Sacramento.
Congrats to Gerwig on her nominations!