Golden Globes criticised for all-male director nominees

Lawrence Kim
December 10, 2019

Reed Hastings, the Netflix CEO, told the Telegraph earlier this year: "This is what makes our competitors insane, that we have that money to spend and we're doing this in a big way".

The Golden Globes are changing the channel on broadcast networks. Its closest rivals were Sony (eight nominations) and HBO (15 nominations).

It's an impressive showing, any way you spin it. It does not include Greta Gerwig for Little Women, Melina Matsoukas for Queen & Slim, Lulu Wang for The Farewell, Marielle Heller for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Olivia Wilde for Booksmart, Lorene Scafaria for Hustlers, Céline Sciamma for Portrait of a Lady on Fire, or any of the other women directors who helmed nominated films.

Instead, the hopefuls for Best Director are Quentin Tarantino, Bong Joon Ho, Sam Mendes, Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese. Women were entirely shut out of the Best Motion Picture, directing, and screenplay categories with the exception of 1917, nominated for Best Motion Picture, being cowritten by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and you could nearly say the same for people of color.

As recently as the 2019 Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was honoring broadcast shows like NBC's The Good Place and CBS' Murphy Brown.

Since 2000, the awards show has nominated more than 100 men for the category, and only four women.

Lupita Nyong'o executed one of the most hard performances of the year playing dual roles in the hit horror thriller Us.

The nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globes were announced this morning, and while Marriage Story and The Crown led the pack with the most nominations, there was some LGBTQ representation-including a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series for Billy's Pray Tell on FX's Pose.

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