Emerald Fennell on Being Part Of an Oscar’s First: ‘It Just Takes a While To Turn Around a Big Ship’

Emerald Fennell on Being Part Of an Oscar’s First: ‘It Just Takes a While To Turn Around a Big Ship’
This story about “Promising Young Woman” and Emerald Fennell first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine.

On March 15, Emerald Fennell was part of a historic moment. The “Promising Young Woman” writer and director, along with “Nomadland” filmmaker Chloé Zhao, was nominated in the Best Director category for the 93rd Academy Awards, marking the first time two women were nominated in that group. But that’s not all — her nomination means she’s the sixth or seventh woman to ever be nominated as Best Director, and her Best Original Screenplay nod comes in a category that’s only had 15 solo female nominees and three solo female winners in the award’s history.

“I feel like I’ve benefited from years and years and years of other people’s work, of other women working tirelessly for years and decades so that someone like me can get my film financed,
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