First Oscar-nominated female director Lina Wertmuller honored in Hollywood

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Lina Wertmuller, the first woman ever to be nominated for an Oscar for directing, was honored in Hollywood on Monday  with her own star on the Walk of Fame.

Wertmuller, who has worked in numerous elements of filmmaking from acting to scriptwriting, was honored with the 2,679th star on the Walk of Fame.

The star, whose films include ‘The Seduction of Mimi’, ‘Love and Anarchy’ and ‘Swept Away’ was the first female filmmaker to have her films selected for the prestigious Cannes film festival in the early 1970s.

On Sunday, the 91-year old received an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards for her contribution to cinema.

Speaking at the podium before receiving the award, Wertmuller said “A big thank you to Los Angeles, to America, to Italy, to the world, to everybody. because, because what I’m receiving today is a great honor, the honor of being here to represent something special like Italy. Thank you.”

 

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