It’s almost impossible to believe, but in the history of the Academy Awards, only one woman has ever received an Oscar for Best Director, when Kathryn Bigelow won for The Hurt Locker in 2010. Same goes for the Golden Globes (Barbra Streisand, for Yentl in 1984). In a field of men, there have only been a handful of women who have been handed the reins to direct blockbuster studio films including Selma, Lost in Translation, and A League of Their Own, which are all masterpieces in their own right. What gives, studio execs?
Despite these absurd circumstances, many female directors have been churning out hits through the years, but can you guess which film they helmed? Put your movie brain to the test and try to match these female directors to their well known big screen successes as we celebrate #WomenHistoryMonth this March.
Watch as the creator of #OscarsSoWhite explains that there is still more work to be done with the diversity in Academy Award nominee selection.