This morning director, Ava DuVernay, joins the growing list of women whose films received Oscar nominations for Best Picture without receiving a nomination for Best Director themselves. 
 The list of women who have directed Best Picture nominees/winners: 
  Randa Haines,  Children of a Lesser God , 1986 
 Barbra Streisand,  The Prince of Tides , 1991 
 Valerie Faris,  Little Miss Sunshine , 2007     
 Loveleen Tandan,  Slumdog Millionaire , 2008  (her co-director Danny Boyle won the Oscar for Best Director that year)   
 Lone Scherfig,  An Education , 2009 
 Lisa Cholodenko,  The Kids Are All Right , 2010 
 Debra Granik,  Winter’s Bone , 2010 
 Kathryn Bigelow,  Zero Dark Thirty , 2013 
 Ava DuVernay,  Selma , 2015 
  Additionally Kátia Lund, co-director of  City of God , did not receive a nomination for her work on the film despite the fact that her co-director  Fernando Meirelles did. 
 Only 4 women have ever been nominated for best director and only 1, Kathryn Bigelow, has won.  
  fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors :

This morning director, Ava DuVernay, joins the growing list of women whose films received Oscar nominations for Best Picture without receiving a nomination for Best Director themselves.

The list of women who have directed Best Picture nominees/winners:

  • Randa Haines, Children of a Lesser God, 1986
  • Barbra Streisand, The Prince of Tides, 1991
  • Valerie Faris, Little Miss Sunshine, 2007 
  • Loveleen Tandan, Slumdog Millionaire, 2008  (her co-director Danny Boyle won the Oscar for Best Director that year)  
  • Lone Scherfig, An Education, 2009
  • Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right, 2010
  • Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone, 2010
  • Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty, 2013
  • Ava DuVernay, Selma, 2015

Additionally Kátia Lund, co-director of City of God, did not receive a nomination for her work on the film despite the fact that her co-director  Fernando Meirelles did.

Only 4 women have ever been nominated for best director and only 1, Kathryn Bigelow, has won. 

fuckyeahwomenfilmdirectors: