Lady Bird writer-director Greta Gerwig is the first female nominee in the best director category at the Academy Awards since Kathryn Bigelow in 2010.
Advocates in support of women were both heard and seen at last night's 75th Golden Globe Awards. The nominees and presenters all wore black in support of sexual assault and domestic abuse survivors, and to send a message about ending gender inequality in the workplace.
Only two of the features are directed by women. The first, The Last Goldfish, is an 81-minute documentary by Australian director Su Goldfish, which documents her journey after discovering she has siblings. She uncovers her family history before and after Nazism and her Jewish heritage.
In 2017, Allison Schroeder, nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for Hidden Figures, was the stand alone woman nominated for film writing last year. The 2018 Writers Guild Awards nominations, however, include a dramatic increase in female representation.