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Once Again, No Women Were Nominated for Best Director at the Oscars

Once Again, No Women Were Nominated for Best Director at the Oscars”

"Congratulations to those men", Rae said.

The announcement of five men and zero women in the Best Director category during the 2020 Oscar nominations drew some serious shade from the broadcast's host.

The nominees for the award are majority white and all-male.

Had she been nominated, Gerwig would have been the first woman in history to be nominated for best director twice.

In the weeks before the release of Greta Gerwig's luminous and superbly crafted Little Women, film wonks on social media wondered aloud about its chances: Did the world really need another adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's 1869 novel?

Saoirse Ronan, who stars as Jo March, also earned a Best Actress nomination - her fourth total - while her costar Florence Pugh was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

"No Greta Gerwig for "Little Women, ' no Lulu Wang for 'The Farewell, ' no Lorene Scafaria for 'Hustlers, ' no Melina Matsoukas for 'Queen & Slim" no Marielle Heller for 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.' Once again, the Oscars nominated five men for best director".

"Before the moment. the exact moment", she captioned the shots, adding the hashtags, "nominated" and "for a f-king oscar!"

However, she was really happy that the movie has been nominated in other major categories like Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay. For Best Director, Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips, Sam Mendes, Quentin Tarantino, and Bong Joon-ho received nominations. Here's a look at the women who've been nominated for the award - and the one woman who took it home.

Six years later, in 2010, Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director for The Hurt Locker. The same issue was buzzed-about when it came to the Golden Globes earlier this month, as not one female director was nominated at that show, either. Saoirse Ronan is referencing Greta Gerwig's movies Little Women and Lady Bird, both of which she starred in.

For costume design the nominated films are Jojo Rabbit, Once Upon A Time.

Gerwig was the only woman nominated in the best adapted screenplay category.

While Gerwig was a strong contender, she is not the only woman who was snubbed by the Academy Awards.

"We are profoundly overwhelmed and honoured to have received all these nominations from the Academy, and to have made history by being only the third movie ever to be nominated for Best Picture that's written, directed and produced exclusively by women", producer Amy Pascal said in a statement Monday morning. "She is the most brilliant creative talent working in our industry today, and we are thrilled that she and our lovely film have been recognised".



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