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This Sacramento native is on the cover of Time magazine

‘The love letter to Sacramento’: What actress Greta Gerwig said at Tower Theater

Family, friends and fans lined up outside Tower Theatre in Sacramento on Sunday night (October 30, 2017) for the local premiere of Sacramento-native Greta Gerwig’s autobiographical film “Lady Bird.” She spoke to the audience before and after the f
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Family, friends and fans lined up outside Tower Theatre in Sacramento on Sunday night (October 30, 2017) for the local premiere of Sacramento-native Greta Gerwig’s autobiographical film “Lady Bird.” She spoke to the audience before and after the f

Could Greta Gerwig win an Academy Awardand appear on the cover of Time Magazine in the same month?

That second achievement is already in the bag. Gerwig, a Sacramento native and the director of “Lady Bird,” will appear on the March 12 cover of Time. An image of the cover appeared online Thursday along with an article about Gerwig, her film and her role in the increasing influence women are having in Hollywood.

“Lady Bird” has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture. Gerwig is just the fifth woman ever nominated in the Best Director category.

The awards show will be broadcast at 5 p.m. Sunday and a few local parties will mark the occasion.

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Greta Gerwig, the Oscar-nominated director of "Lady Bird" and a Sacramento native, will appear on the March 12 cover of TIME Magazine. TIME Magazine

The film already won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture in the musical or comedy category in January. During her acceptance speech that night, Gerwig delivered a special shout out to her hometown, saying "thank you to my mom and dad and the people of Sacramento who gave me roots and wings and helped me to get where I am today."

Now she's got a Time Magazine cover. Is an Oscar next?

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