Four decades after Lina Wertmuller became the first woman nominated for an Oscar in directing, female filmmakers continue to push through the celluloid ceiling, accounting for one in five of all directors in 2020.
Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire takes Hollywood’s top prize at the Oscars, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay.
Women made up 10.6% of directors of the top movies last year, a study found. They comprised 20% of all directors, writers, producers, editors and cinematographers on the top 100 grossing films of 2019 according to a second report.
"Bohemian Rhapsody," ''A Star Is Born" and, most of all, "Black Panther" have all amassed huge sums in ticket sales. But just how many people have seen the film favoured to win best picture — Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" — remains unknown.
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