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

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

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

Issa Rae found the flawless way to hit the Oscar's with some classy shade.

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

Gerwig was expected to snag a nomination for Little Women, as was The Farewell director Lulu Wang and Hustlers director Lorne Scafaria.

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.

Four years on from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the acting categories contained a lack of diversity.

"Congratulations to those men", Rae said.

I'm really happy that the Academy recognized [Gerwig] for Adapted Screenplay and Picture, and I feel like if you've been nominated for Best Picture, you have essentially been nominated for Best Director.

She will compete once again against Zellweger at the 92nd Academy Awards in a strong category which also includes Cynthia Erivo for her role in Harriet, Scarlett Johansson, nominated for her performance in Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, and Charlize Theron who is in the running for Bombshell.

Maybe 2021 will be the year that the Academy finally joins us in the real world, where white men are not the only artists worthy of acclaim.

If nominated, it will be Ronan's fourth Oscar nomination having previously been shortlisted for Atonement (Best Supporting Actress, 2008), Brooklyn (Best Actress, 2016) and Lady Bird (Best Actress, 2018). All three directors garnered critical praise for their respective films, but apparently not enough to earn nominations. "I hope when she makes her next flawless movie, she gets recognized for everything because I think she is one of the most important filmmakers of our time", Ronan said. The Hollywood actress Saoirse Ronan has some stiff competition to face in the Best Actress category.

"I think everybody is angry and quite rightly so. I do not know what the answer is, other than we are talking about it", Pugh said.

Saiorse Ronan received a best actress nom and Greta Gerwig was snubbed for best director at the Oscars.

Ronan's British co-star, Florence Pugh (24), is nominated for best supporting actress for her role as Amy in the American coming-of-age period motion picture. Tom Hanks received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the movie, but Heller did not receive the Best Director nomination.

Bigelow is the only female filmmaker to ever win an Oscar for directing a movie.