Best Director Boys Club

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We don’t usually do lists, but when the Academy’s list of Best Director nominees is 100% dudes, an exception seems necessary. Canonball chronicles five female directors “whose direction deserved more attention this year.”

I really hope I don’t have to do this every year. After this morning’s announcement we feminist film enthusaists, once again, find ourselves frustrated at Hollywood and the Academy’s gross oversight of the work of female directors. This year, the omission of women and people of color from the Best Director category comes as no surprise to most including the key players involved, the directors themselves.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →