Hallelujah, Lina Wertmüller Gets a Well-Deserved Oscar

Jun 04, 2019 274

BY: Grace Russo Bullaro

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that famed Italian director Lina Wertmüller will be among four artists to receive an honorary Oscar at the  11th  Governor’s Award Ceremony in October, 2019. I can only say: Finally! Hallelujah, Lina Wertmüller, at the age of 90, will be acknowledged with a well-deserved award for a career spanning more than six decades.

In 1951 Lina Wertmüller enrolled at the Accademia Pietro Sharoff in Rome. After gaining her diploma, she worked in the theatre with Garinei and Giovannini. She later worked as assistant director to Fellini on the iconic film, 8 ½ . She made her film directing debut with The  Lizards  (1963) but she became an international sensation with her phenomenally successful  The Seduction of Mimi (1972), Love and Anarchy  (1973), Swept Away (1974)  and Seven Beauties  (1975).

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