Golden Globes Face Backlash After Failing To Recognise Female Directors Yet Again | Film News


The 2020 Golden Globes nominations have caused quite a stir, with the Best Director category failing to recognise any female directors yet again.


Last year, Natalie Portman drew attention to the fact by introducing the category with the line, ‘Here are the all-male nominees‘ while presenting the award.


In fact, only four women have been nominated for the Best Director award since 2000, compared with 100 men.


The Best Director hopefuls this year include Quentin Tarantino, Bong Joon Ho, Sam Mendes, Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese.


Notably, Greta Gerwig has not been nominated for her film Little Women, despite its overwhelmingly positive critical reception.


Saoirse Ronan, who was nominated for Best Actress in a drama for her performance as Jo March in the film, responded to the snubbing of the Little Women and Lady Bird director by saying, ‘My performance in this film belongs to Greta as much as it does myself and I share this recognition completely with her.’


Honey Boy filmmaker Alma Har’el also made her voice heard by taking to social media. She said in response the nominations for Best Director:


These are not our people and they do not represent us. Do not look for justice in the awards system. We are building a new world. Lulu Wang, Mati Diop, Greta Gerwig, Olivia Wilde, Lorene Scafaria, Marielle Heller, Melina Matsoukas, Chinonye Chukwu [and] Céline Sciamma made films this year that reached people and touched them. That’s our awards. No one can take that away“.



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