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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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?