Kathryn Bigelow, for her film The Hurt Locker (2009), is the only woman to have won an Oscar for Best Director. Only four have been nominated including Bigelow, the others are: Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola, for [the Italian] Seven Beauties (1976), The Piano (1993), Lost in Translation (2003), respectively. The second and third won an Oscar for the film's screenplay.
The Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film goes to the director. And two women have won: Marleen Gorris for Antonia's Line(The Netherlands, 1995) and Caroline Link for Nowhere in Africa (Germany, 2002).
The first woman to receive the Academy Award for Best Director was Kathryn Bigelow, who won the 2009 Oscar for helming that year's Best Picture winner, "The Hurt Locker."
Spielberg's first Oscar for Best Director was for the 1993 drama "Schindler's List." His second Best Director award was for "Saving Private Ryan" (1998).
Kathryn Bigelow won the 2009 Academy Award for "Best Director" for her work in "The Hurt Locker." She is the first woman to win the award.
The only woman to ever win an Academy Award for best director was was Kathryn.----------Kathryn Bigelow became the first and only woman to date (2012) to win the Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker(2008).
His first Academy Award was actually the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1987. It is awarded to "Creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production."He won his first Academy Award for a film in 1994 when he won the Best Director Award for the film Schindler's List.
Dutch director Marleen Gorris was the first woman to direct a movie that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Her 1995 feminist tale "Antonia's Line" won the Oscar at the 68th Academy Awards held on March 25, 1996.
There were two categories in the first Academy Awards show. Frank Borzage won as Best Director (Drama) for 7th Heaven. Lewis Milestone won as Best Director (Comedy) for Two Arabian Knights.
Scorsese's first and only Academy Award was the 2006 Best Director Oscar he won for "The Departed."
Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation (2003).
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Hilary Swank won her first Academy Award in 1999 for the movie BOYS DON'T CRY, where she played Brandon Teena (a female teen struggling with her sexual identity.) In 2004, she won her second Academy Award for the movie MILLION DOLLAR BABY.
Sidney Poitier was a actor and director in the 20th century and the first African American to receive the academy actor's award.
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The first black actress to win an Academy Award, or an "Oscar", was Hattie McDaniel.
The first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture was "Wings" (1927/1928).
There is not an Academy Award for Best Musical. The first musical to win the Academy Award for Best Picture was The Broadway Melody in 1929. It was also the first sound film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
10 years old. She is the youngest person to ever legitimately win an Academy Award. It is her only Academy Award to date.
Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director. She won for The Hurt Locker(2009). She beat her ex-husband, James Cameron, who was nominated for Avatar.
Bimal Roy won the first Filmfare Award for Best Director in 1954 for the movie Do Bigha Zamin.
Hattie McDaniel was the first African American woman to win an Academy Award. She won the award on February 29, 1940 for her portrayal of "Mammy" in the 1939 movie Gone with the Wind.