'Joker' Leads Packed Oscar Nominations List With 11

Lawrence Kim
January 17, 2020

Because despite the new adaptation getting a Best Picture nod and a slew of other major nominations, Gerwig wasn't on the list for Best Director- no woman was.

He continued: "And I'll be honest, I get why she said that because those aren't just all male directors, they are all very male movies". (For what it's worth, the last woman to be nominated for Best Director was Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird in 2018). After reading off the names of five male directors, Rae threw an endless amount of shade at the Academy, saying, "Congratulations to those men". Gerwig could not be reached for comment, but she told BBC Radio 4 earlier this month that "t$3 here's so much handsome work by women this year that you'd love to see it acknowledged by anyone who has trophies to give out". The others were: "Parasite", "Little Women", "Marriage Story", "Jojo Rabbit" and "Ford v Ferrari".

In addition to Gerwig, filmmaker Lulu Wang, the director of The Farewell, had been considered to be a contender.

Well-deserving actors and artists got their nods, while some of the finest work of the year was completely ignored per the Oscars' unadventurous prerogative, and a few weird nominations just made no sense at all. She was clearly not impressed with the way the female directors did not get a single nomination. The only female director who won the Best Director award in the Oscar's history was Kathryn Bigelow in the year 2009 for the film called The Hurt Locker. Little Women was also nominated for best picture and individual nominations were earned by Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh.

The Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 9 in Los Angeles. So while Little Women has a whopping six Oscar nominations, there's still something that doesn't feel quite right.

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

Gerwig and Baumbach are working together on their next big project: cowriting a Barbie movie for Warner Bros., with Margot Robbie to play the famous doll. Krysty Wilson-Cairns shared a nomination with Sam Mendes for 1917 in the original screenplay category. "She is the most brilliant creative talent working in our industry today, and we are thrilled that she and our handsome film have been recognised".

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