The Academy recognizes women's work at Documentary categories while snubs them for best Director
Unfortunately there will be no women nominated for Best director in 2020. Only at the documentary categories, we can find more female representation including Honeyland's nod to Best Foreign Film and Best Documentary.
We celebrate the acknowledgment of Hildur Guðnadóttir's score for Joker and a new nomination for veteran editor, Thelma Schoonmaker for The Irishman.
As regards the main prizes, women have received nominations at both writing categories:
Original Screenplay: 1917
co-writing by Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Sam Mendes
Adapted Screenplay: “Little Women”
Greta Gerwig's fine adaptation has been acknowledged in the Adapted Sreenplay and also for Best Film, Costume Design, Original Score and Main and Supporting actresses.
Best Documentary Feature:
Four films are directed or co-directed by women
“American Factory,”co-direction by Julia Rieichert, Steven Bognar
“The Edge of Democracy,” by Petra Costa
“For Sama,” co-direction by Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
“Honeyland,”co-direction by Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov
Best International Feature Film:
Again “Honeyland,” by Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov
Best Documentary Short Subject:
Four films are either directed or co-directed by women
“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone,” Carol Dysinger
“Life Overtakes Me,” Kristine Samuelson and John Haptas
“St. Louis Superman,” Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
“Walk Run Cha-Cha,” by Laura Nix
Best Live Action Short Film: 40% of the film directed by women
“Brotherhood,” by Meryam Joobeur
“A Sister” by Delphine Girard
Delighted to see that 3 of the nominated shorts are directed by women
“Dcera,” Daria Kashcheeva
“Kitbull,” Rosana Sullivan
“Sister,” Siqi Song
“1917,” Oliver Tarney, Rachel Tate
Costume Design: 80% of the nominees are female
As usual, women are well represented at Costume Design.
”The Irishman,” Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson
“Jojo Rabbit,” Mayes C. Rubeo
“Little Women,” Jacqueline Durran
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Arianne Phillips
Mati Diop’s Cannes Jury Prize “Atlantics"; Nanfu Wang’s documentary “One Child Nation,"; Celine Sciamma’s Cannes Script winner “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”, Chinonye Chukwu’s prison drama won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Clemency; Teona Mitevska feminist satire "God exists, her name is Petrunya", Melina Matsoukas’ “Queen and Slim", Lulu Wang's “The Farewell", Olivia Wilde’s instant-classic comedy “Booksmart”; Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe’s, “Greener Grass”; Lorene Scafaria’s “Hustlers.” who earned Best Director nod from the Indie Spirit Awards; “Honey Boy” earned director Alma Har’el a Directors Guild of America nomination for Best First Feature.