Valerie Ritchie Perrine is a retired American actress and model. For her role as Honey Bruce in the 1974 film Lenny, she won the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles, the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, her other film appearances include Superman, The Electric Horseman, Superman II. Perrine began her career as a Las Vegas showgirl, she played soft-core pornography actress Montana Wildhack in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. Perrine was photographed nude for a pictorial layout in the May 1972 issue of Playboy appearing on the cover in August 1981, she became the first actress to appear nude on American television by exposing her breasts during the May 4, 1973, PBS broadcast of Bruce Jay Friedman's Steambath on Hollywood Television Theater. Only a few PBS stations nationwide carried the program. In 1973, she appeared in the episode "When the Girls Came Out to Play" of the romantic anthology television series Love Story.
In 1975, Perrine was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress and won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as comedian Lenny Bruce's wife, stripper Honey Bruce, in Bob Fosse's Lenny. She portrayed Carlotta Monti, mistress of W. C. Fields, in the biopic W. C. Fields and Me, she played moll of criminal mastermind Lex Luthor, in Superman. For this role, she was nominated for the 1979 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, she reprised her role as Miss Teschmacher in Superman II. Perrine played Charlotta Steele, ex-wife of a rodeo champion played by Robert Redford, in The Electric Horseman, her career grew uneven after an appearance in Can't Stop the Music, for which she was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actress. This film has since become a cult classic. In 1982, she played the role of Marcy, the wife of a corrupt police officer, in The Border with Jack Nicholson. In 1986, she starred in the failed CBS comedy series Liz in Beverly Hills with Harvey Korman.
In the years since Perrine has worked in lower-profile projects, although she did have a small supporting role in the 2000 Mel Gibson film What Women Want. In 1995, Perrine made a guest appearance on the series Homicide: Life on the Street, playing an ex-wife of Richard Belzer's character, Detective John Munch. Perrine was born in Galveston, the daughter of Winifred "Renee", a dancer who appeared in Earl Carroll's Vanities, Kenneth Perrine, a lieutenant colonel in the U. S. Army. Kenneth Perrine was the grandson of Robert Allen Perrine, a descendant of Staten Island French Huguenot pioneer Daniel Perrin, Mary Staats, she of Dutch ancestry, her mother was Scottish, from Helensburgh in Dunbartonshire. Owing to her father's career, Perrine lived in many locations as the family moved to different posts. Now retired, Perrine has Parkinson's disease. Official website Valerie Perrine on IMDb
Robert Louis Fosse was an American dancer, musical-theatre choreographer, theatre and film director. He was the only person to win Oscar and Tony awards in the same year, he was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning Best Director for Cabaret, won a record eight Tonys for his choreography, as well as one for direction. Fosse was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 23, 1927, to a Norwegian American father, Cyril K. Fosse, a traveling salesman for The Hershey Company, Irish-born mother, Sara Alice Fosse, the second youngest of six, he attended local schools. As a young man, he teamed up with Charles Grass, another young dancer, began a collaboration under the name The Riff Brothers, they toured theaters throughout the Chicago area. After being recruited during World War II, Fosse was placed in the variety show Tough Situation, which toured military and naval bases in the Pacific. After the war, Fosse moved to New York City with the ambition of being the new Fred Astaire, his appearance with his first wife and dance partner, Mary Ann Niles, in Call Me Mister brought him to the attention of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Fosse and Niles were regular performers on Your Hit Parade during its 1950-51 season. Martin and Lewis caught their act in New York's Pierre Hotel and scheduled the couple to appear on the Colgate Comedy Hour. In a 1986 interview Fosse told an interviewer, "Jerry started me doing choreography, he gave me my first job as a choreographer and I'm grateful for that."Fosse was signed to a MGM contract in 1953. His early screen appearances as a dancer included Give A Girl A Break, The Affairs of Dobie Gillis and Kiss Me Kate, all released in 1953. A short dance sequence that he choreographed in the last brought him to the attention of Broadway producers. During the late-1940s and early 1950s, Fosse transitioned from film to theater. In 1954, he choreographed his first musical, The Pajama Game, followed by George Abbott's Damn Yankees in 1955, it was while working on the latter show that he first met the rising star Gwen Verdon, whom he was to marry in 1960. For her work in Damn Yankees, Verdon won her first Tony Award for Best Actress.
In 1957 Fosse choreographed New Girl in Town directed by Abbott, Verdon won her second Leading Actress Tony. In 1960, Fosse was, for both director and choreographer of a musical called Redhead. With Redhead, Fosse won the Tony Award for best choreography while Verdon won her third Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical; the show itself won the Tony for best musical. Fosse's next feature was supposed to be the short lived musical from 1961 entitled "The Conquering Hero", based on a book by Larry Gelbert, but he was replaced as the director/choreographer; the New York Times reported that Fosse quit over a disagreement "over the direction of the show's book." Fosse took on the job of choreographer of the 1961 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which starred Robert Morse and became a hit musical. With Fosse again the choreographer-director, Verdon starred in Sweet Charity in 1966. In 1973, Fosse's work on Pippin won him the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical, he was director and choreographer of Chicago in 1975, which starred Verdon.
In 1986, Fosse directed and choreographed the Broadway production of Big Deal. Although nominated for five Tony awards, winning for best choreography, the production closed after 69 performances. In 1957 Fosse choreographed the film version of The Pajama Game; the next year, Fosse appeared in the film version of Damn Yankees, which he choreographed, in which Verdon reprised her stage triumph as "Lola". They were partners in the mambo number, "Who's Got the Pain". Fosse performed a dance number in Stanley Donen's 1974 film version of The Little Prince. According to AllMusic, "Bob Fosse stops the show with a slithery dance routine." In 1977, Fosse had a small role in the romantic comedy Thieves. Fosse directed five feature films, his first, Sweet Charity, starring Shirley MacLaine, is an adaptation of the Broadway musical he had directed and choreographed. Fosse shot the film on location in Manhattan, his second film, won eight Academy Awards, including Best Director. He won over Francis Ford Coppola, nominated for The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando.
Cabaret was shot on location in Munich, Germany. In 1974 Fosse directed a biographical movie about comic Lenny Bruce, starring Dustin Hoffman; the film was nominated among other awards. In 1979, Fosse co-wrote and directed a semi-autobiographical film All That Jazz, which portrayed the life of a womanizing, drug-addicted choreographer-director in the midst of triumph and failure. Ann Reinking appears in the film as the protagonist's protégé and domestic-partner. All That Jazz won four Academy Awards, it won the Palme d'Or at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival. In the summer and fall of 1980, working with All That Jazz executive producer Daniel Melnick, Fosse commissioned documentary research for a follow-up feature exploring the motivations of people who become performers, but he abandoned the project. Fosse's final film, Star 80, was a controversial biographical movie about Dorothy Stratten, a young Playboy Playmate, murdered; the film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning article on the same topic.
The film was nominated for several awards, was screened out of competition at the 34th Berlin International Film Festival. During this time, Fosse considered dir
Mark James Patrick Kermode is an English film critic and musician. He is the chief film critic for The Observer, contributes to the magazine Sight & Sound, co-presents the BBC Radio 5 Live show Kermode and Mayo's Film Review, co-presented the BBC Two arts programme The Culture Show. Kermode is a member of the British Academy of Television Arts. Kermode is a founding member of the skiffle band the Dodge Brothers. In January 2019, it was announced that Kermode would be presenting a movie soundtrack themed show on Bauer Media Group's new classical radio station, Scala Radio. Kermode was born in Hertfordshire, he was educated at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, an independent boys' school in Elstree, Hertfordshire, a few years ahead of comedians Sacha Baron Cohen and David Baddiel and in the same year as actor Jason Isaacs. He was raised as a Methodist, became a member of the Church of England, his parents divorced when he was in his early 20s and he subsequently changed his surname to his mother's maiden name by deed poll.
He earned his PhD in English at the University of Manchester in 1991, writing a thesis on horror fiction. Kermode began his film career as a print journalist, writing for Manchester's City Life, Time Out and the NME in London, he has written for The Independent, Empire, Flicks and Neon. Kermode began working as a film reviewer for BBC Radio 1 in 1993, on a regular Thursday night slot called Cult Film Corner on Mark Radcliffe's Graveyard Shift session, he moved to Simon Mayo's BBC Radio 1 morning show. He hosted a movie review show with Mary Anne Hobbs on Radio 1 on Tuesday nights called Cling Film. Between February 1992 and October 1993, he was the resident film reviewer on BBC Radio 5's Morning Edition with Danny Baker. Since 2001, Kermode has reviewed and debates new film releases with Mayo on the BBC Radio 5 Live show Kermode and Mayo's Film Review; the programme won Gold in the Speech Award category at the 2009 Sony Radio Academy Awards on 11 May 2009. Kermode is a visiting fellow at the University of Southampton.
He has contributed to Fangoria magazine, worked on film-related documentaries like The Fear of God. Until September 2005, Kermode reviewed films each week for the New Statesman. Since 2009 Kermode has written "Mark Kermode's DVD round-up" for The Observer, a weekly review of the latest releases, he sometimes writes for the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound magazine. Kermode is a film critic and presenter for Film4 and Channel 4, presenting the weekly Extreme Cinema strand, he writes and presents documentaries for Channel 4, co-presents The Film Review with Gavin Esler, for BBC News at Five. As a host of BBC Two's The Culture Show, Kermode presents an annual "Kermode Awards" episode which presents statuettes to actors and directors not nominated for Academy Awards that year. Kermode is sometimes critical of the British Board of Film Classification, the censor for film in the UK, calling for horror films from abroad to be shown in their uncut versions. However, in recent years, he has stated on numerous occasions that the BBFC do a good job in an impossible situation and expressed his approval of their decisions.
In a 2012 Sight & Sound poll of cinema's greatest films, Kermode indicated his ten favourites, a list published in order of preference in his book Hatchet Job, as The Exorcist, A Matter of Life and Death, The Devils, It's a Wonderful Life, Don't Look Now, Pan's Labyrinth, Mary Poppins, Eyes Without a Face and The Seventh Seal. He cites his favourite directors as Terry Gilliam and Ken Russell. In September 2013, Kermode became the chief film critic for The Observer. In February 2010, Random House released his autobiography, It's Only a Movie, which he describes as being "inspired by real events", its publication was accompanied by a UK tour. In September 2011 he released a follow-up book entitled The Good, the Bad and the Multiplex, in which he puts forth his opinion on the good and bad of modern films, vehemently criticizes the modern multiplex experience and the 3D film craze that had grown in the years preceding the book's publication. In 2013 Picador published "Hatchet Job: Love Movies, Hate Critics" in which he examines the need for professional "traditional" film critics in a culture of increasing online bloggers and amateur critics.
In 2017, he collaborated with his idol William Friedkin on the feature documentary The Devil and Father Amorth, as a writer. The film had its first showing at the Venice Film Festival on 31 August 2017. Kermode has been a regular presenter on BBC Two's The Culture Show, he has appeared on Newsnight Review. It was during a 2006 interview with Kermode for The Culture Show in Los Angeles that Werner Herzog was shot by an air rifle. Herzog appeared unflustered stating "It was not a significant bullet. I am not afraid". On 19 May 2007 he was featured on the show playing with his skiffle band, The Dodge Brothers, in which he plays the double bass. Kermode co-hosted an early 1990s afternoon magazine show on BBC Radio 5 called A Game of Two Halves alongside former Blue Peter presenter Caron Keating. Kermode appeared in a cameo role as himself in the revival of the BBC's Absolutely Fabulous on 1 January 2012. In April 2008, Kermode started a twice-weekly video blog hosted on the BBC website, in which he discussed films and recounts anecdotes.
He retired the podcast for its 10th anniversary at the close of 2018, with special episodes on his most and least favourite movies of the previous decade. Kermode has recorded DVD
Gary Morton was a Jewish American stand-up comedian, whose primary venues were hotels and resorts of the Borscht Belt in upstate New York. He was born in New York City. Morton married actress Susan Morrow on December 17, 1953. In August 1954 they separated and on July 11, 1957, his marriage to Morrow was annulled in Los Angeles. In 1960, Morton met Lucille Ball in New York City a few months before she opened on Broadway in the musical Wildcat. Morton claimed he was always busy working nights, so had not seen the beloved series I Love Lucy, they were married on November 1961 at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. Morton signed a prenuptial agreement to stifle rumors. Morton was 13 years younger than Lucille Ball. Morton became involved in the management of his wife's career, from the time of their marriage in 1961 throughout the remainder of her career. During Ball's solo years as the titular head of Desilu Productions and his brother-in-law, Fred Ball, served on the studio's board of directors in various capacities.
Morton's effectiveness in his duties has, in recent years, come under some criticism. Most notable of these denouncements are those of Herbert F. Solow and Robert H. Justman, whose dealings with Morton during the production of the original Star Trek television series were documented in their 1996 book, Inside Star Trek: The Real Story. Others, including Grant Tinker, have since come forward with their own recollections of Morton's tenure at Desilu. Most critics cite Morton's construction of a "European Street" — a ¾-scale replica of a European-styled business district street — as being a wasteful use of studio funds at a time when frugality was a necessity. According to Desilu and Paramount financial records, as reported by Solow and Justman, not one television or theatrical production was filmed on this set before it was demolished in 1977. After the sale of Desilu to Gulf+Western in 1967, Morton helped Ball form Lucille Ball Productions to allow her to have more of a free hand in television production.
Morton served as executive producer of Ball's third series Here's Lucy, was a co-executive producer of her ill-fated 1986 series Life With Lucy. Aside from producing tasks, he warmed up Ball's audiences before her entrance, he played bit parts in Ball's various series and acted in films. He played a fictional borscht belt comedian Sherman Hart in Lenny. In 1996, Morton married Susie McAllister. On March 30, 1999, he died of lung cancer at the age of 74 in California. Gary Morton on IMDb
Big Deal (musical)
Big Deal is a musical with a book by Bob Fosse using songs from various composers such as Ray Henderson, Eubie Blake, Jerome Kern. It was based on the film "Big Deal on Madonna Street" by Mario Monicelli; the musical received five Tony Award nominations, with Fosse winning for Choreography. Fosse said that by using existing songs: "I can pick the perfect songs that will say the right things, they're known. We'll have the greatest score in the world because they're all hit songs." Fosse said of the main character, Charlie: "That's my part! A swaggering bumbler who thinks he's a ladies' man, he's not."Big Deal opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre on April 10, 1986 and closed on June 8, 1986 after 69 performances and six previews. Directed and choreographed by Fosse, with Christopher Chadman as assistant choreographer, the musical featured Cleavant Derricks as Charley, Loretta Devine as Lilly, Wayne Cilento, Cady Huffman, Valarie Pettiford, Stephanie Pope. In Chicago in the 1930s a group of small-time unemployed African-American men plan to rob a pawn shop.
Their leader, Charlie, is a former boxer. But the hapless would-be thieves run into many obstacles along the way. Frank Rich in his review for The New York Times wrote: "Big Deal, the new Fosse musical at the Broadway, contains one of those show stoppers, attention must be paid. If only for 10 minutes or so just before the end of Act I, Mr. Fosse makes an audience remember what is missing from every other musical in town; the number is set to the old song Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar, it unfolds in a Chicago ballroom of the 1930s called Paradise... The disappointment of Big Deal is that Mr. Fosse, one of the form's last magicians, can conjure up that joy so rarely. There are some other pleasurable passages in this musical - period songs agreeably sung or danced by talented performers - but this is a lackluster effort that seems to be lumbering clumsily about." Big Deal at the Internet Broadway Database New York Times review, April 11, 1986 Production and song information, guidetomusicaltheatre.com
Roger Joseph Ebert was an American film critic, journalist and author. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Ebert and Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel helped popularize nationally televised film reviewing when they co-hosted the PBS show Sneak Previews, followed by several variously named At the Movies programs; the two verbally traded humorous barbs while discussing films. They created and trademarked the phrase "Two Thumbs Up", used when both hosts gave the same film a positive review. After Siskel died in 1999, Ebert continued hosting the show with various co-hosts and starting in 2000, with Richard Roeper. Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times said Ebert "was without question the nation's most prominent and influential film critic", Tom Van Riper of Forbes described him as "the most powerful pundit in America", Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called him "the best-known film critic in America".
Ebert lived with cancer of the thyroid and salivary glands beginning in 2002. In 2006, he required treatment necessitating the removal of his lower jaw, leaving him disfigured and costing him the ability to speak or eat normally, his ability to write remained unimpaired and he continued to publish both online and in print until his death on April 4, 2013. Roger Joseph Ebert was born in Urbana, the only child of Annabel, a bookkeeper, Walter Harry Ebert, an electrician, he was raised Roman Catholic, attending St. Mary's elementary school and serving as an altar boy in Urbana, his paternal grandparents were German his maternal ancestry was Irish and Dutch. Ebert's interest in journalism began when he was a student at Urbana High School, where he was a sports writer for The News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois. In his senior year, he was class president and editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, The Echo. In 1958, he won the Illinois High School Association state speech championship in "radio speaking", an event that simulates radio newscasts.
Regarding his early influences in film criticism, Ebert wrote in the 1998 parody collection Mad About the Movies: Ebert began taking classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as an early-entrance student, completing his high school courses while taking his first university class. After graduating from Urbana High School in 1960, Ebert attended and received his undergraduate degree in 1964. While at the University of Illinois, Ebert worked as a reporter for The Daily Illini and served as its editor during his senior year while continuing to work as a reporter for the News-Gazette of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; as an undergraduate, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and president of the U. S. Student Press Association. One of the first movie reviews he wrote was a review of La Dolce Vita, published in The Daily Illini in October 1961. Ebert spent a semester as a master's student in the department of English there before attending the University of Cape Town on a Rotary fellowship for a year.
He returned from Cape Town to his graduate studies at Illinois for two more semesters and after being accepted as a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, he prepared to move to Chicago. He needed a job to support himself while he worked on his doctorate and so applied to the Chicago Daily News, hoping that, as he had sold freelance pieces to the Daily News, including an article on the death of writer Brendan Behan, he would be hired by editor Herman Kogan. Instead Kogan referred Ebert to the city editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, Jim Hoge, who hired Ebert as a reporter and feature writer at the Sun-Times in 1966, he attended doctoral classes at the University of Chicago while working as a general reporter at the Sun-Times for a year. After movie critic Eleanor Keane left the Sun-Times in April 1967, editor Robert Zonka gave the job to Ebert; the load of graduate school and being a film critic proved too much, so Ebert left the University of Chicago to focus his energies on film criticism.
Ebert began his career as a film critic in 1967. That same year, he met film critic Pauline Kael for the first time at the New York Film Festival. After he sent her some of his columns, she told him they were "the best film criticism being done in American newspapers today"; that same year, Ebert's first book, a history of the University of Illinois titled Illini Century: One Hundred Years of Campus Life, was published by the University's press. In 1969, his review of Night of the Living Dead was published in Reader's Digest. Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 Russ Meyer film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and sometimes joked about being responsible for the film, poorly received on its release yet has become a cult classic. Ebert and Meyer made Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, Up!, other films, were involved in the ill-fated Sex Pistols movie Who Killed Bambi? Starting in 1968, Ebert worked for the University of Chicago as an adjunct lecturer, teaching a night class on film at the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.
In 1975, Ebert received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2007, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Ebert publish
Academy Award for Best Director
The Academy Award for Best Director is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It is given in honor of a film director who has exhibited outstanding directing while working in the film industry; the 1st Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 with the award being split into "Dramatic" and "Comedy" categories. However, these categories were merged for all subsequent ceremonies. Nominees are determined by single transferable vote within the directors branch of AMPAS. For the first eleven years of the Academy Awards, directors were allowed to be nominated for multiple films in the same year. However, after the nomination of Michael Curtiz for two films, Angels with Dirty Faces and Four Daughters, at the 11th Academy Awards, the rules were revised so that an individual could only be nominated for one film at each ceremony; that rule has since been amended, although the only director who has received multiple nominations in the same year was Steven Soderbergh for Erin Brockovich and Traffic in 2000, winning the award for the latter.
The Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture have been closely linked throughout their history. Of the 91 films that have been awarded Best Picture, 65 have been awarded Best Director. Since its inception, the award has been given to directing teams. John Ford has received the most awards in this category with four. William Wyler was nominated on twelve occasions, more than any other individual. Damien Chazelle became the youngest director in history to receive this award, at the age of 32 for his work on La La Land. Two directing teams have shared the award; the Coen brothers are the only siblings to have won the award. Kathryn Bigelow is the only woman to have won the award, for 2009's The Hurt Locker. Since the 82nd ceremony held in 2010, when the Best Picture category was no longer limited to 5 nominees, only Bennett Miller and Paweł Pawlikowski have been nominated for films not nominated for Best Picture; as of the 2019 ceremony, Alfonso Cuarón is the most recent winner in this category for his work on Roma.
In the following table, the years are listed as per Academy convention, correspond to the year of film release in Los Angeles County, California. For the first five ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned twelve months from August 1 to July 31. For the 6th ceremony held in 1934, the eligibility period lasted from August 1, 1932, to December 31, 1933. Since the 7th ceremony held in 1935, the period of eligibility became the full previous calendar year from January 1 to December 31; as of the 91st Academy Awards, four Asian directors have been nominated a total of six times in this category, one has won the award two times. 1965 – Hiroshi Teshigahara for Woman in the Dunes 1985 – Akira Kurosawa for Ran 1999 – M. Night Shyamalan for The Sixth Sense † 2000 – Ang Lee for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon † 2005 – Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain † 2012 – Ang Lee for Life of Pi † As of the 91st Academy Awards, six black directors have been nominated a total of six times in this category, none have won the award.
1991 – John Singleton for Boyz n the Hood § 2009 – Lee Daniels for Precious † 2013 – Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave ‡ 2016 – Barry Jenkins for Moonlight ‡ 2017 – Jordan Peele for Get Out §† 2018 – Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman † As of the 91st Academy Awards, five Latin American directors have been nominated a total of eight times in this category, three have won the award five times. 1985 – Héctor Babenco for Kiss of the Spider Woman † 2003 – Fernando Meirelles for City of God 2006 – Alejandro G. Iñárritu for Babel † 2013 – Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity † 2014 – Alejandro G. Iñárritu for Birdman ‡ 2015 – Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant † 2017 – Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water ‡ 2018 – Alfonso Cuarón for Roma † As of the 91st Academy Awards, seven Oceanic directors have been nominated a total of eleven times in this category, one has won the award. 1942 – John Farrow for Wake Island † 1983 – Bruce Beresford for Tender Mercies † 1985 – Peter Weir for Witness † 1989 – Peter Weir for Dead Poets Society † 1993 – Jane Campion for The Piano † 1995 – Chris Noonan for Babe † 1998 – Peter Weir for The Truman Show 2001 – Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring † 2003 – Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ‡ 2003 – Peter Weir for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World † 2015 – George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road † As of the 91st Academy Awards, five female directors have been nominated a total of five times in the category, one has won the award.
1976 – Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties 1993 – Jane Campion for The Piano † 2003 – Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation † 2009 – Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker ‡ 2017 – Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird §† As of the 91st Academy Awards, twenty-five directors of non-English language films have been nominated a total of thirty times in this category, one has won the award. 1961 - Federico Fellini for La Dolce Vita, Italian 1962 - Pietro Germi for Divorce Italian Style, Italian 1963 - Federico Fellini for 8½, Italian 1964 - Michael Cacoyannis for Zorba the Greek, Greek 1965 -