The 2020 Oscars Nominations Yet Again Shut Out Female Directors


John Cho and Issa Rae announced the nominations early Monday morning in Los Angeles, and after reading adapted screenplay, Rae commented, "Greta done slipped in there". The directors that are being recognized include Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Todd Phillips (Joker), Sam Mendes (1917), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) and Bong Joon Ho (Parasite).

Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers) and Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood) had also been in the conversation.

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

Had the women been nominated for the category, they would have joined the sole five female nominees in the Oscars' 92-year history. She was also nominated for 3 NAACP image awards for Entertainer of the Year, Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing In A Comedy Series.

One user even invoked a Little Women meme.

No women have been nominated in the category this year.

Greek-French composer Alexandre Desplat was nominated for Best Original Score for Little Women.

She continued, "This film of Little Women has been over thirty years in the making, from the very first time Louisa May Alcott and Jo March reached across time and space and made me believe I could be a writer and creator. every single person who worked on this film poured their heart and soul into it, and we are all so grateful to the Academy for recognizing the collective effort".

Best actor nominees are Antonio Banderas for Pain And Glory, Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon A Time.

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.

Seventeen years later, in 1993, Jane Campion was nominated for The Piano. Saoirse Ronan is referencing Greta Gerwig's movies Little Women and Lady Bird, both of which she starred in. And the category of best documentary feature was dominated by films directed by women.

Best animated feature film of the year nominees are How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, I Lost My Body, Klaus, Missing Link and Toy Story 4.

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 on Sunday, Feb. 9.