b. 1958, Gros-Morne, Martinique, French West Indies
Euzhan Palcy is a pioneering writer, producer, and filmmaker. She is the first Black woman director produced by a major film studio (MGM), the only woman to direct Marlon Brando (A Dry White Season) and the first Black director to win the Cesar Award, France's highest film honor, for Sugar Cane Alley.
Nominated, Academy Award, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Marlon Brando)
Nominated, Golden Globes, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Marlon Brando)
Note: Euzhan Palcy is the only woman to direct Marlon Brando and the first Black woman to direct an actor to an Oscar nomination.
Winner, César Award, Best First Work
Note: This film marks Palcy as the first Black director (male or female) to win the César Award, France's highest film honor.