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Will 2014 Be a Breakthrough Year for Women Directors at the Academy Awards?

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by Melissa Silverstein
June 24, 2014 11:27 AM
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Angelina Jolie (L) and Ava DuVernay (R)

From my latest Forbes post on the potentially record-breaking awards season to come: 

"I know it is overly optimistic and a tad delusional to think that women could get two nominations for best director, but there are two women -- Angelina Jolie for Unbroken and Ava DuVernay for Selma -- who should get HARD looks come awards time. The fact that both women have made movies about men will just enhance their chances of getting noticed."


Read more at Forbes.

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  • The Amazing Future Teller | June 27, 2014 12:39 PMReply

    Answer: No. Jolie is still (admirably) finding her vision as an actor-turned-director; Duvernay's film headed down path of Lee Daniel's Butler: popular but without major Academy recognition.

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