First woman to be nominated for Best Director Lina Wertmüller gets her Oscar

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Los Angeles Updated: Oct 29, 2019, 11:06 AM(IST)

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

Lina Wertmuller, the first woman ever to be nominated for an Oscar for directing, was honoured in Hollywood on Monday (October 28) with her own star on the Walk of Fame.

Wertmuller, who has worked in numerous elements of filmmaking from acting to scriptwriting, was honoured 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 honour, the honour of being here to represent something special like Italy. Thank you."

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