Three Female Directors Make History In Golden Globes 2021 Nominations

The first time that more than one woman has been nominated!


Movie awards have long been criticised for their lack of representation but this year, three female directors have made waves, having been nominated for the 2021 Golden Globes. 

Regina King, Chloe Zhao and Emerald Fennell have made history! This is the first year that more than one female director has been shortlisted for the same award that only five women have ever been nominated for in the 77-year history of the Golden Globes.

Emerald Fennel was chief writer of the second series of BBC’s Killing Eve and the actress who played Camilla Parker-Bowles in popular Netflix show, The Crown (leading with 6 nominations). Although a marvellous performance, she was actually nominated for directing her first feature film - Promising Young Woman. 

After receiving an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2019, Regina King is now a household name. Her directing debut has won her a nomination for One Night in Miami. 

Lastly, Chloe Zhao has made history twice! She is also the first woman of Asian descent to be up for best director, for Nomadland. 

The two other nominations go to David Fincher for Mank and Aaron Sorkin for The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Nomadland and Promising Young Woman are also nominated for best film drama alongside Mank, The Trial of the Chicago 7 and The Father. 

The virtual awards ceremony will be hosted at the end of February by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. 

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