Yesterday, the Academy released the names of the eight films on the documentary short list for consideration. 3-5 of these will get a nomination. I don’t really understand why the Academy didn’t release the names of the directors, only the productions companies were listed. It would be nice if the Academy made it just a bit easier.
The good news is that six out of the eight have women directors, and other two Living for 32 (Cuomo Cole Productions aka Maria Cuomo Cole) and Killing in the Name are produced by women (Moxie Firecracker Films aka Rory Kennedy and Liz Garbus.)
So women figure in all the nominees.
Here are the women directors:
Born Sweet – Directed by Cynthia Wade
One Thousand Pictures: RFK’s Last Journey – directed by Jennifer Stoddart
Poster Girl - directed by Sarah Nesson
Strangers No More – directed by Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Sun Come Up – directed by Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
The Warriors of Qiugang – directed by Thomas Lennon and Ruby Yang