The Big O: In Directing, a Sin of Omission - But At Least 'Selma' Makes the Final 8

January 15, 2015 6:17 PM

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The Big O: In Directing, a Sin of Omission - But At Least 'Selma' Makes the Final 8

We had a dream last fall: that two female directors, Ava DuVernay for Selma and Angelina Jolie for Unbroken, would compete in the Best Director category at the 87th Academy Awards.

Considering that only four other women have ever competed in that category, and that only one -- Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker -- has won, it would have been a triumph for gender diversity, both in the film industry and in life.

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