Women Nominated for 2017 Academy Awards

Scroll down for our complete list of women nominated for 2017 Academy Awards in behind-the-camera categories.



Ai-Ling Lee & Mildred Iatrou Morgan, nominated for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing
Mary Zophres
, nominated for Costume Design
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
, nominated for Production Design – Set Decoration

“Aspiring actress Mia and jazz pianist Sebastian struggle to realize their dreams in Los Angeles despite the often soul-crushing commercial nature of show business. As they endure rejection and forge unexpected paths to stardom, the young couple also strives to sustain the love they were surprised to find.”

Including her nomination this year for Sound Mixing for LA LA LAND, this is the second Academy Award nomination for Ai-Ling Lee (Sound Editing).
This is the second Academy Award nomination for Mary Zophres. She was previously nominated for:
TRUE GRIT (2010) – Nominee, Costume Design
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Sandy Reynolds-Wasco.



Allison Schroeder, nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay

“In the early 1960s, as the U.S. seeks to surpass the Soviet Union in the space race, three mathematically and technologically gifted African-American women must cope with racism and sexism while performing vital tasks at NASA’s segregated Virginia facilities.”

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Allison Schroeder.



Mica Levi, nominated for Best Original Score
Madeline Fontaine
, nominated for Best Costume

“After her husband is assassinated in Dallas in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy strives to maintain a public show of strength while grieving in private and caring for their two young children. As she searches for the best way to ensure both her husband’s and her own legacies, Jackie navigates the treacherous waters of politics.”

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Mica Levi.
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Madeline Fontaine.



Joi McMillon, nominated for Film Editing

“As he grows from childhood to adulthood in Miami, a young black man grapples with surviving the poverty and drugs that pervade his neighborhood, establishing his own identity and accepting his sexuality. Under the influences of his drug-addicted mother, a kindly surrogate father and a conflicted best friend, the youth finds his way in life.”

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Joi McMillon.



Maren Ade, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

“Retired piano teacher Winfried Conradi attempts to reconnect with his estranged adult daughter Ines, a driven businesswoman currently based in Romania. Ines, herself grappling with weighty emotional issues, is not pleased with her prankster father’s overtures and engages in a battle of wits with him.”

This is the tenth Academy Award nomination for Germany and first Academy Award nomination for Maren Ade.



Joanna Johnston, nominated for Best Costume

“Canadian Max Vatan works as a British spy during World War II and falls in love with French operative Marianne Beauséjour while on a mission. The pair marries and has a child, but soon after, Max’s superiors order him to investigate their suspicion that Marianne is a double agent.”

This is the second Academy Award nomination for Joanna Johnston. She was previously nominated for:
LINCOLN (2012) – Nominee, Costume Design



Consolata Boyle, nominated for Best Costume

“Heiress Florence Foster Jenkins has been a champion of music her entire life, although her enthusiastic singing is dreadful. When she decides to give a concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, her devoted husband and a befuddled pianist work tirelessly to ensure that the event is a success.”

This is the second Academy Award nomination for Consolata Boyle. She was previously nominated for:
THE QUEEN (2006) – Nominee, Costume Design



Colleen Atwood, nominated for Best Costume

“In 1926, British wizard Newt Scamander arrives in New York City with his collection of unusual magical beasts. Because of the tumultuous relationship between magical and non-magical people in America, Newt finds himself embroiled in a war between factions seeking either to destroy magic or make it the law of the land.”

This is the twelfth Academy Award nomination for Colleen Atwood. She was previously nominated for:
INTO THE WOODS (2014) – Nominee, Costume Design
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (2012) – Nominee, Costume Design
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010) – Winner, Costume Design
NINE (2009) – Nominee, Costume Design
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (2005) – Winner, Costume Design
CHICAGO (2002) – Winner, Costume Design
SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999) – Nominee, Costume Design
BELOVED (1998) – Nominee, Costume Design
LITTLE WOMEN (1994) – Nominee, Costume Design”



Donatella Palermo, nominated for Best Documentary Feature

“When hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees flee their homes, their first stop in Europe is often the Sicilian island of Lampedusa. While the local doctor struggles to provide the new arrivals with healthcare, other residents, such as 12-year-old Samuele and his friends, go about their everyday lives with almost no interaction with the immigrants.”

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Donatella Palermo.



Julie Goldman, nominated for Best Documentary Feature

“Shortly after he turned three, Owen Suskind, the son of journalist Ron Suskind and his wife Cornelia, stopped speaking. Owen was diagnosed with autism, but as the years passed, his family discovered that he had memorized the dialogue of every Disney animated film. As he has grown to adulthood, Owen has gained vital life skills through his connection to animated movies.”

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Julie Goldman.



Caroline Waterlow, nominated for Best Documentary Feature

“The turbulent relations between the races in Los Angeles throughout the 20th century had a huge impact on the life of football star O.J. Simpson. After his NFL career, Simpson became an actor, but it was his trial for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, that revealed his complex standing in the black and white communities.”

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Caroline Waterlow.



Ava DuVernay, nominated for Best Documentary Feature

“African Americans have continued to suffer since the passing of the 13th Amendment, with popular media demonizing people of color, Jim Crow laws prohibiting real growth and black leaders being assassinated in the 1960s. The politically motivated “”war on drugs”” penalizes more people of color than whites, and the mass incarceration of blacks in the U.S. has led to a booming prison industry.”

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Ava DuVernay.



Daphne Matziaraki, nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject

“Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard, is caught in the struggle of refugees fleeing the Middle East and traveling the short distance from the coast of Turkey to the island of Lesbos. Despite having limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save lives during the immense humanitarian crisis.”

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Daphne Matziaraki.



Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen, nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject

“During a drive to donate musical instruments to public schools, 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold offers his beloved violin, which he has played for more than 70 years. The instrument goes to the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, where young musician Brianna Perez is inspired to become friends with her benefactor.”

These are the first Academy Award nominations for Raphaela Neihausen and Kahane Cooperman.



Joanna Natasegara, nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject

“In the chaos of war-torn Syria, unarmed and neutral civilian volunteers known as “”the white helmets”” comb through the rubble after bombings to rescue survivors. Although they have already saved more than 60,000 lives since 2013, these brave first responders continue to place themselves in danger every day.”

This is the second Academy Award nomination for Joanna Natasegara. She was previously nominated for: VIRUNGA (2014) – Nominee, Documentary (Feature)



Anna Udvardy, nominated for Best Live Action Short

“Young Zsofi is having a hard time fitting in at her new school, and her distress grows when the choir director treats her cruelly despite her love of singing. Along with her friend Liza, Zsofi investigates the revered teacher in an attempt to reveal her true nature.”

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Anna Udvardy.



Cara Speller, nominated for Best Animated Short

“Hard-living Techno Stypes has been Robert’s best friend since childhood, and over the years, Robert has been amazed by Techno’s ability to sabotage himself. When Techno is hospitalized in China and needs a liver transplant, Robert goes on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver.”