Golden Globes 2021: Female Directors Make History With Most Nominees in One Year

Golden Globes: Female Directors Make History With Most Noms in One Year

 

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) and Regina King (One Night in Miami)
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Chloe Zhao (‘Nomadland’), Emerald Fennell (‘Promising Young Woman’) and Regina King (‘One Night in Miami’) were all nominated in the category.

For the first time in the history of the Globe Awards, more than one woman has been nominated in the best director category in any one year.

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) and Regina King (One Night in Miami) were all nominated in the category.

This year, female directors make up the majority of the category, which also includes nominees David Fincher (Mank) and Aaron Sorkin (Trial of the Chicago 7).

Ava DuVernay was the last woman nominated in the category for her work on Selma in 2015. Barbra Streisand remains the only woman to ever win the best director prize in 1984 for Yentl, and was later nominated a second time in 1992 for The Prince of Tides.

Along with DuVernay and Streisand, the only other female directing nominees have been Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola, and Kathryn Bigelow.

The Golden Globes have long shut out female directors from the category.

The Golden Globes ceremony will take place Feb. 28, and will be hosted by a
bicoastal Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.