Lina Wertmuller, First Woman Nominated for Best Director, Dies at 93

December 11, 2021

The world has lost a trailblazer of cinema. Lina Wertmüller, the first woman to gain a Best Director nomination at the Academy Awards, passed away on December 9th. She was living in Italy at the time. The Italian press first reported her death, stating that she was “surrounded by her daughter and loved ones”.

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