Oscars 2023: After Jane Campion’s Record-Breaking Win, Academy Fails to Nominate Any Female Director

Oscars 2023: After Jane Campion’s Record-Breaking Win, Academy Fails to Nominate Any Female Director
After last year’s record-breaking Best Director win for Jane Campion — who became only the third woman to ever win the Oscar for Best Director, joining Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland” in 2021) and Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker” in 2009) — the 2023 Oscar nominations failed to nominate any women in the Best Director category. Instead, this year’s Best Director race will see Martin McDonagh, Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Steven Spielberg, Todd Field, and Ruben Östlund duking it out for the honor.

And while Sarah Polley missed out on a Best Director nod for her “Women Talking,” she was nominated in Best Adapted Screenplay for the Miriam Toews adaptation, while the film itself is the sole female-directed feature to appear in the 10-film list of Best Picture nominees. Last year, “Coda” filmmaker Sian Heder missed out on a Best Director nod, though the film eventually claimed the Best Picture title.

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