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Mon, Apr 5, 2021 7:41 PM

Live Poll: Female Directed Foreign Language Nominees

In 2010 Kathryn Bigelow made history becoming the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Direction, putting an end to a wait of 82 years since the first Academy Awards and 34 years since Lina Wertmüller was the first woman ever nominated for this to happen.

In 2021, Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell marked the first time there were two nominees in the category.

Making a place for themselves in the Best Director category has been a hard task, but it is not so well known that women have had more success in the International Film Award, where dozens of talented directors have gotten nominations and victories way before Bigelow historical victory came to happen.

As of 2021, all continents except Oceania have goten at least one female director in contention for the award.

This time, we look at this category and ask, which Oscar nominee for International Film directed by a woman is your favorite?

If you don't know them, which one would you like to watch the most?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls089924067/

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I have seen only two Capharnaüm (2018) and Teströl és lélekröl (2017). It will be hard to choose. Both are really good films.

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I'm glad it is hard to choose, I haven't seen any of those two, but I'm sure they have quality. Thanks.

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6 m ago

Correction:

first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director

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Thanks.

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6 m ago

It's interesting that the first female nominee for Best Director was for a foreign language film. 

Suggested edits:

way before Bigelow's historic victory came to happen. (I think "historic" is better here than "historical")

As of 2021, all continents except Oceania have gotten at least one female director in contention for the award. (or "have had")

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Thanks

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6 m ago

Great poll, Pencho! My vote: Salaam Bombay, which is one of my favorite films. 

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I have it in my list, but I have never found it to watch it, someday I will.

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In a year that's so important for female directors, I have barely heard anything about Kaouther Ben Hania achievment as the first female director from Africa, I think that would deserve more attention.

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