Bette Midler suggests 'Osc-hers' after female directors excluded from Academy Awards
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Singer and actress Bette Midler on Tuesday suggested that "we just get our own show called the Osc-hers" in response to the lack of female directors nominated for this year's Academy Awards.


This year's all-male best director nominees include Martin Scorsese for "The Irishman," Quentin Tarantino for "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," Bong Joon Ho for "Parasite," Sam Mendes for "1917" and Todd Phillips for "Joker."

There have been only five female best director nominees in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards, and only one — Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker" — has won.

The other female nominees for best director include Lina Wertmüller in 1976 for "Seven Beauties," Jane Campion in 1993 for "The Piano," Sofia Coppola in 2003 for "Lost in Translation" and Greta Gerwig in 2017 for "Lady Bird."

Gerwig's adaptation of "Little Women," which is nominated for best picture, is one of the films critics say should have gotten a best director nod.

Midler herself was nominated as best actress in 1980 for "The Rose" and in 1992 for "For the Boys."