First Woman Ever Nominated For Best Director Finally Gets Her Oscar

After a brief stint directing in the U.S., Wertmüller returned to Italy, where she continues to write and direct films. Her career spans more than 50 years. In honor of her Academy Award recognition, Wertmüller’s first film, The Lizards, will be shown for the first time in the U.S. at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.