Oscars 2018: Will Greta Gerwig, Emily V. Gordon or Vanessa Taylor be 1st woman in 10 years to win Best Original Screenplay?

Oscars 2018: Will Greta Gerwig, Emily V. Gordon or Vanessa Taylor be 1st woman in 10 years to win Best Original Screenplay?
The Academy Awards have every reason to boast about their diversity and inclusion of women this year. Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Emily V. Gordon (“The Big Sick”) and Vanessa Taylor (“The Shape of Water”) are among the nominees for Best Original Screenplay. However, women have been drastically underrepresented among winners, and no woman has won either writing category in 10 years.

To date only 16 women have ever won an Oscar for writing, starting with Frances Marion, who won Best Original Story for “The Big House” (1930) and “The Champ” (1931). Then Muriel Box became the first woman to win Best Original Screenplay when she prevailed with her co-writer and husband Sydney Box for “The Seventh Veil” (1945).

But you have to fast-forward another 46 years before any woman won this category solo: Callie Khouri for her classic screenplay for “Thelma & Louise” (1991). Two years later, Jane Campion would also take home Original Screenplay for “The Piano
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