WIF to Honor Lina Wertmüller, 1st Female Oscar-Nominated Director

The Italian filmmaker, who is also set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, broke the glass ceiling with an Oscar nomination in 1976 with her film ‘Seven Beauties.’

It’s shaping up to be a big week for Roman auteur Lina Wertmüller, as the 91-year-old Academy Award-nominated writer and director is set to be honored in Los Angeles with an honorary Oscar as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The festivities will be kicked off by Women in Film, who will hold an honorary event for Wertmüller on Thursday at a luncheon at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, co-hosted by WIF board president Amy Baer and executive director Kirsten Schaffer.