Chloé Zhao, Regina King and Emerald Fennell.
Gulf Today Report
The Golden Globes have nominated three women in the Best Director category for the first time in their history.
Emerald Fennell, Regina King and Chloé Zhao all received nominations for their films “Promising Young Woman,” “One Night in Miami,” and “Nomadland.”
The nominations mark the first time the Globes have recognised more than one female nominee in the category in the same year.
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Prior to Wednesday’s announcement, the woman most recently nominated for Best Director was Ava DuVernay, for her 2014 historical drama “Selma.”
Also up for Best Director are Aaron Sorkin, for “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, and David Fincher, for “Mank,” according to the Independent.
Fennell and Zhao are nominated in the Best Screenplay category, while their films are in contention for the Best Picture award.
“Promising Young Woman” is a feminist revenge drama starring Carey Mulligan as a woman who entraps predatory men.
“Nomadland” sees Frances McDormand play a woman who leaves her small rural town to travel across the western US. Both Mulligan and McDormand were nominated in the Best Actress category.
“One Night in Miami,” meanwhile, tells the story of a fictional meeting between Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, NFL footballer Jim Brown, and soul legend Sam Cooke. It is available to stream in the UK now on Amazon Prime.
The Golden Globe winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on Sunday, 28 February (5.30am in the UAE on Monday morning).
"Nomadland," a moving drama about van dwellers in recession-hit America from Searchlight Pictures, also took the best director prize for Chinese-born Chloe Zhao.
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