Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell and Regina King made history Wednesday morning in the Best Director category during the Golden Globe nominations — their nods mark the first time three women have ever been nominated for directing in the same year.
In fact, two female directors have never been nominated in the same year. It’s also the 8th, 9th and 10th time women have been nominated in the category (Barbra Streisand and Kathryn Bigelow were each nominated twice, plus Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola and Ava DuVernay also received nominations.)
Wednesday’s announcement also marks the 6th time the category has had a black nominee (Spike Lee was nominated twice, while Steve McQueen, Ava DuVernay and Barry Jenkins also previously received nominations.) It’s also the category’s 7th time an Asian nominee (past nominees include Bong Joon Ho, Shekhar Kapur and Ang Lee, four times).
Zhao was nominated for her film ‘Nomadland’, King received a nomination for ‘One Night in Miami’ and Fennell received a nod for ‘Promising Young Woman’. “Nomadland” also received a nod for Best Motion Picture Drama and for lead actor Frances McDormand, while “One Night in Miami” was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Best Original Song categories. “Promising Young Woman” was also nominated for Best Screenplay, Best Picture Drama and Best Actress (Carey Mulligan).
The nomination ceremony, hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson, took place bright and early Wednesday morning at 5:35 a.m. PT/8:35 a.m. ET.
The winners will not be announced until February 28, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning as presenters. In addition to the competitive categories, Jane Fonda and Norman Lear will also receive lifetime achievement awards at this year’s ceremony for their work in film and television, respectively.
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