How Female Directors Overcame Years of Bias to Score Record Number of Emmy Nominations

AWARDS BEAT

TheWrap Emmy magazine: “There’s only so many years you can go into a meeting and hear, ‘We hired a woman once, and it didn’t work,'” Lesli Linka Glatter says

A version of this story about female directors first appeared in the Emmy Hot List issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

For director Lesli Linka Glatter, this year’s Emmys are a clear case of good news and bad news. Good news because women landed one-third of all the nominations in the seven directing categories, 16 out of the 48 total directing nominees, which is a record high for the Television Academy. Bad news because at a time when female directors would love to celebrate their success at the Emmys, they won’t be able to do so because the ceremony will be virtual.

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Steve Pond

Steve Pond

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