Women took home the honors for Best Director at the last two editions of the Academy Awards. Now, after riding the high of seeing Jane Campion and Chloé Zhao take home the biggest honor in their industry, we’re confronted by another year with zero women nominees in the category. Just seven women have received nominations for best director, but the news still stings. Contenders like Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Woman King”) and Sarah Polley (“Women Talking”) have been shut out.
“Women Talking,” the story of an isolated religious community reeling in the aftermath of a series of sexual assaults, is up for Best Picture. It’s the sole woman-helmed title in the
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