How many female directors have been nominated for an Academy Award? April 6, 2012 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Movies One female director has been nominated for an Academy Award. Lina Wertmuller was nominated for Seven Beauties in 1976. She didn’t win. Related PostsWho created the Academy Award statuette?Who gave the Academy Award statuette the name “Oscar”?What is the full name of the Academy that gives out the Academy Awards and when was it founded?How many directors worked on Twilight Zone The Movie (1983)?Who directed Airplane! (1980) and how were the directors related?