Issa Rae Calls Out Oscars For Snubbing Women In Best Director Category

Brenda Watkins
January 14, 2020

Additionally, Lulu Wang was not nominated for her direction of The Farewell, despite receiving critical acclaim throughout the 2020 awards season.

With only men nominated in the Best Director category, it begs the question: What women could have been nominated? But Ronan is hoping Gerwig's next movie will fare better.

In the weeks before the release of Greta Gerwig's luminous and superbly crafted Little Women, film wonks on social media wondered aloud about its chances: Did the world really need another adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's 1869 novel?

After a mildly diverse slate in 2019 - including wins for supporting actors Mahershala Ali for Green Book and Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk, and a Best Adapted Screenplay prize for Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman - the 2020 slate of nominees featured but a single person of colour in the four acting categories.

"I am really happy that the Academy recognized [Gerwig] for Adapted Screenplay and Picture". To somewhat reluctantly use the phrase #NotAllMen, the Safdie Brothers and Adam Sandler, who together made one of the most groundbreaking and original films of the year with Uncut Gems, should have got more recognition.

"It's incredibly upsetting", Pugh told Entertainment Weekly of Gerwig's snub.

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"It's incredible: I'm still kind of in shock about being in this calibre of film anyway", she said. "This just kind of makes her more determined to do brilliant work and to keep pushing great work out there", Ronan said.

Taking to Instagram, the 24-year-old shared before-and-after snaps from bed upon learning she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her turn as Amy March in "Little Women", her first Oscar nod.

Pugh believes that the "Frances Ha" actress should have been nominated at the Oscars for a movie that is so "unique". She also explained that she does not have an idea on when the Academy is going to stop neglecting female filmmakers. I don't know what the answer is, other than we're talking about it.

But the Academy's director's branch thought otherwise.

In fact, after more than 90 years, only ONE woman has won Best Director at the Oscars: Kathryn Bigelow, who took home the honor for directing The Hurt Locker in 2009.

Actress Issa Rae, during the announcement Monday morning in Los Angeles, read off the names of five men in the Best Director category - Martin Scorsese for The Irishman, Todd Phillips for Joker, Sam Mendes for 1917, Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Bong Joon Ho for Parasite.

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