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

Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood June 24, 2014 at 11:27AM

This awards season, two female filmmakers will receive serious consideration for the Best Director trophy.
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Angelina Jolie (L) and Ava DuVernay (R)
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.

This article is related to: Women Directors, Academy Awards


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