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Scarlett Johansson nabs 2 Oscar nominations: A first in 13 years

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Scarlett Johansson nabs 2 Oscar nominations: A first in 13 years

After reading off the list, nominations presenter Issa Rae, absolutely dripping in sarcasm, quipped: "Congratulations to those men".

Rae's brief but potent comment set social media ablaze, as many pointed out the year boasted numerous critically acclaimed films helmed by women. The nominees in the Best Director category this year went to Martin Scorcese 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.

Here's a list of those who also have achieved dual acting nominations for films that came out in the same year, with an asterisk noting a win.

The Academy Awards has a long and rich tradition of not recognizing female directors. Beyoncé's "Spirit" from "The Lion King" was absent from the original song list, Jennifer Lopez's role in "Hustlers" didn't receive any Academy accolades, and Awkwafina won't become the second Asian American nominated for best actress for "The Farewell".

"We are profoundly overwhelmed and honoured to have received all these nominations from the Academy, and to have made history by being only the third movie ever to be nominated for Best Picture that's written, directed and produced exclusively by women", producer Amy Pascal said in a statement Monday morning.

For an award ceremony that seems to pride itself on relevancy, this year's nominations are frankly boring. If Gerwig had been nominated, she would have created history by becoming the only female filmmaker to get nominated twice in the Best Director category. The Hurt Locker was nominated for nine awards that year.

At the 2017 Emmys, Issa told a reporter that she was only looking for Black folks to take home trophies at the ceremony.

A record 62 women earned nominations on Monday, nearly one-third of the field, said the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose 8,000 members vote on the nominees and the winners.

Movie lovers expected films like "Once Upon A Time.In Hollywood" and actresses like Scarlett Johansson to score Oscar nominations, but the "Beyhive" may not be too pleased that Beyoncé did not make the cut. And now the cast of Little Women have broken their silence on the subject.

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