Female Directors Land Record 33% of Emmy Nominations This Year

A woman was nominated in all seven directing categories this year, for a total of 16 out 48 nominees overall

Women landed one third of all the Primetime Emmy nominations in the seven directing categories, a record high for the Television Academy.

In total, 16 women were recognized this year out of 48 total directing nominations — a big jump from last year, when nine out of 49 directing nominees (just over 18%) were women. And this year, a woman was nominated in every single directing category, after two straight years of no female directors getting a nod for a reality series and one year without a woman picking up a nom for a variety series.

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Jennifer Maas

Jennifer Maas

TV Reporter • jennifer.maas@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jmaasaronson