Earlier this year, when crowded red carpets were an everyday occurrence, Natalie Portman arrived at the Oscars draped in a cape embossed with names. Lorene Scafaria. Lulu Wang. Greta Gerwig. Mati Diop. Marielle Heller. Melina Matsoukas (…). All female directors who had created impressive films in the previous twelve months. All ignored in the Best Director category.
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