Oscar Noms

Here's the full list.

Yay! Gabby Sidibe, nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Precious. Yay! Mo'Nique, nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Precious. Yay! Meryl Streep, nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Julie & Julia. Yay! Matt Damon, nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Invictus. Yay! Kathryn Bigelow, nominated for Best Director for The Hurt Locker.

Maybe this year will finally see a woman win Best Director.

Check out the dearth of female screenwriting nominees across both categories (original and adapted). By my count, one—Terri Tatchell, co-writer of District 9.


UPDATE: In comments, Shaker just_em pointed to this post in which Monica notes that Lee Daniels, who directed Precious, is "only the second African-American director to garner a Best Director nod (John Singleton was the last for 1991's 'Boyz In The Hood'). Precious also holds the distinction of being the first African-American directed film in the 82 year history of the Oscars to be nominated for Best Picture."
"After 82 years, it's the first film nominated for best picture directed by an African-American," Daniels said. "Isn't that great? It's so exciting."
Indeed it is.

Maybe this year will finally see an African-American win Best Director.

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