Half of the nominees for the Directors Guild Awards were women

As the awards season progressed, the guild awards presented their nominees.”Licorice Pizza,” “Dog Power,” “West Side Story” and “Dune” all earned nominations for best director in a theatrical motion picture.In the category of best debut film, it is gratifying to see a collective explosion of female directors.Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Hall, Emma Seligman and Tatiana Vezzo are among those who have received the nod.Add in Jane Campion in a theatrical film, and it’s arguably the first time that women have made up half of the nominees in the category, a triumph for female filmmakers.And as Hollywood continues to change, more and more female directors will be nominated in the coming years.The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is a labor union for directors in the film, television, stage and radio fields in the United States.The union’s predecessor, the Screen Directors Guild, was founded in 1938.It is worth mentioning that the directors guild’s choice for director of the year is the best indicator of the Oscars, as nearly 40% of Oscar voters in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences come from the directors Guild.It’s no small wonder that in 65 years of history, only six directors Guild award winners have failed to go on to win the Directing Oscar.Best theatrical film director Paul Thomas Anderson “licorice pizza” Kenneth branagh the Belfast Jane campion “the power of the dog” Steven spielberg west side story Dennis villeneuve tile “dune” best film director maggie gyllenhaal “the daughter of the dark” Rebecca hall “acting white” tatiana, her WeiZuo “night of the fire”Lin-manuel Miranda, Countdown, Michael Sanowski, Pig, Emma Seligman, Girl of Loss

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