The Oscars have once again nominated no female directors this year by snubbing Little Women's Greta Gerwig, and Florence Pugh isn't happy. These men do not need her congratulations, they will get exhausted of it through the sheer recognition that comes with nomination.
The nominees for the award are majority white and all-male. Other films directed by women that have been overlooked in the directing categories during this awards season include Olivia Wilde's Booksmart, Lulu Wang's The Farewell, Kasi Lemmons's Harriet, Marielle Heller's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Melina Matsoukas's Queen and Slim and Lorene Scafaria's Hustlers, to name just a few.
In the end, Martin Scorsese ("The Irishman"), Todd Phillips ("Joker"), Sam Mendes ("1917"), Quentin Tarantino ("Once upon a Time.in Hollywood") and Bong Joon Ho ("Parasite") - all men - scored nominations.
Instead, we got another list of virtually all white men, in an identical list to the 2020 Golden Globes' Best Director nominees. Issa Rae said in her remark that "congratulations to those men" in a very sarcastic tone at Best Director's category. Still, Gerwig wasn't able to secure a directing nomination, despite becoming the fifth woman nominated for Best Director with a nod for Lady Bird in 2018. Whilst Gerwig is the one lady to be nominated in that class, she's were given corporate in different places: Krysty Wilson-Cairns picked up a nod within the Best possible Unique Screenplay race for her script with "1917" director Sam Mendes.
Seventeen years later, in 1993, Jane Campion was nominated for The Piano. After Bigelow's large win, no feminine administrators have been even nominated within the class till 2018, when Gerwig was once nominated for her function directorial debut "Woman Fowl".
At the 2017 Emmys, Issa told a reporter that she was only looking for Black folks to take home trophies at the ceremony.
The Academy Awards has a long and rich tradition of not recognizing female directors.
Only one woman has won in Oscars history - Kathryn Bigerlow for The Hurt Locker in 2010. Pugh was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress, while Saoirse Ronan was nominated for Best Actress, and the film was nominated for Best Picture. She was also nominated for 3 NAACP image awards for Entertainer of the Year, Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing In A Comedy Series. "This film testifies to the brilliance of Greta Gerwig".