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Lina Wertmuller, first woman to get Best Director Oscar nomination dies at 93

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More than three decades before Katherine Bigelow became the first woman to win the Best Director Oscar, Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmuller made history by becoming the first woman to win a nomination for the award, back in 1977, for the film 'Seven Beauties'. On Thursday, Wertmuller, a protege of Federico Fellini, passed away at the age of 93.