Number of Women Who've Won a Golden Globe for Directing: 1
In the Golden Globe's 74-year history, Barbra Streisand is the only woman who has ever been honored for directing — taking home two Globes in 1984 for her film "Yentl."
Other Golden Globe-winning categories also credit few women, Fortune reports. For the screenplay writing category, Diana Ossana was the most recent recipient in 2005 for her help in "Brokeback Mountain." Before her, Sophia Coppola took it home in 2003 for "Lost in Translation," and preceding that, Emma Thompson was awarded it in 1995 for writing "Sense and Sensibility."
Only one female has ever taken home an award for directing in all of the Oscar's 88-year run. Eight have won for best original screenplay, according to Mic.
A 2016 study by Lyle Friedman, Ilia Blinderman, and Matt Daniels reveals what happens when women work behind the scenes of the film industry by putting 4,000 movies from 1995-2015 to the Bechdel Test. To pass, a film must have dialogue between two female characters talking about something other than a man.
Research found that every time a film's writing team was all-female, the movie passed, Fortune notes, as compared to only 47 percent of the 200 highest-grossing films passing with an all-male writing team.
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