Bong Joon-ho (Parasite), Sam Mendes (1917), Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood) and Todd Phillips for (Joker) are all in the running. When the Academy revealed this year's nominees, many women of color were visibly absent from the list, including Beyonce & Lupita Nyong'o-so we all stand with Issa on calling them out.
Ever Academy Award nomination list has its set of snubs, and Little Women director Greta Gerwig was one. Lulu Wang could have been nominated for The Farewell, which would have made her the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated.
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 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. She was also nominated for Best Screenplay for the Italian language film, though she did not take home either award.
With only men nominated in the Best Director category, it begs the question: What women could have been nominated? She filmmaker has quickly become a major name in the film world, but she's nonetheless been snubbed by the Film Academy in the Best Director category. The only other women to have been nominated are Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties in 1976, Jane Champion for The Piano in 1993 and Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation in 2003. The film earned six nominations, and Gerwig was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Of course, this isn't the first time the 35-year-old has unashamedly rallied for Black folks at award shows.
Eight years later, in 2017, Greta Gerwig was nominated for Lady Bird.
Many eyes had been on the category, with particular attention being paid to whether Little Women director Greta Gerwig or any other of this year's notable female directors could score a nomination in the category historically dominated by men.
The actress received a lead actress nod for her heartbreaking portrayal of a woman whose marriage falls apart in Noah Baumbach's drama "Marriage Story" and a supporting actress nomination as a German mother secretly working against Hitler's Nazi regime during WWII in Taika Waititi's quirky comedy "Jojo Rabbit". All in all, the film was nominated for five awards, though didn't win any.