Asked by Maiya Legros OscarsFilm Directors
Has a woman ever won the Academy Award for Best Director?
January 13, 2020 3:56PM
The first and only woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director was Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2009.
There have been four other women nominated in this category: Lina Wertmüller in 1976 (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion in 1993 (The Piano), Sofia Coppola in 2003 (Lost in Translation), and Greta Gerwig in 2017 (Lady Bird).