Oscars Shut Out Women in Best Director Category Again

Oscars Shut Out Women in Best Director Category Again

Immediately after sharing that news, Rae deadpanned, "Congratulations to those men".

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and Bong Joon-Ho (Parasite).

Several women were considered to be in contention for the academy award this year, including Greta Gerwig for Little Women (who picked up a nomination for best adapted screenplay), Lulu Wang for The Farewell, Lorene Scafaria for Hustlers, Marielle Heller for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Alma Har'el for Honey Boy.

Of course, Issa Rae's line quickly became an online flash point on Twitter.

Issa Rae was NOT pleased to hear that not one female was nominated for Best Director at the 2020 Oscars.

British cinematographer Roger Deakins is also nominated for best cinematography for his work on the film, which employs a unique visual style whereby it looks like one continuous shot. Saoirse Ronan, who has been nominated in the Best Actress category for "Little Women", told Deadline that it is sad to see that Gerwig has not been nominated for such an awesome movie.

"Little Women" scored six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan's performance as Jo March.

In the history of the Academy Awards, only five female directors have managed to get a nod in the Directing category.

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The film 1917 followed up its Golden Globes win and strong opening weekend at the box office with nominations not just for its technical achievement (including Mendes' directing and Roger Deakins' cinematography) but for best screenplay, too. He has won two Academy Awards, for his musical scores to the films The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Shape of Water, and received nine additional Academy Award nominations, including this year's nod. In Hollywood's 10 nods include for best original screenplay for Tarantino, best sound mixing and best production design.

The stars of the movie were quick to react to the snub and noted that Gerwig's exclusion in the category is a "big blow" for them.

The nominees for best animated feature film: "How to Train a Dragon: The Hidden World"; "Toy Story 4"; "I Lost My Body"; "Klaus"; "Missing Link".

As for Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh, the actresses were, naturally, disappointed to learn that their colleague and dear friend had not been nominated for her hard work as director on Little Women.

According to a recent study, there were five women among the directors of 2018's top 100 films.

The nominees for best supporting actress are: Kathy Bates, "Richard Jewell"; Laura Dern, "Marriage Story"; Scarlett Johansson, "Jojo Rabbit"; Florence Pugh, "Little Women"; Margot Robbie, "Bombshell".

The 92nd Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 9.

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