REPORT: Oscars Outrage: Directors Category Missing One Big Thing, Critics Say

JANUARY 13, 2020

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Following the unveiling of the 92nd annual Academy Award nominations, outrage has erupted in various corners of social media and the blogosphere over the complete absence of women filmmakers in the Best Director category, sparking outcries of sexism and patriarchal oppression.

During the presentation ceremony, actress Issa Rae echoed the frustrations of many when she specifically congratulated “those men” nominated for their achievements in directing.

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“Congratulations to those men,” Rae said in a sarcastic quip recalling that of actress Natalie Portman when she famously stated “here are the all-male nominees” at the Golden Globes in 2018.

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For the 2020 ceremony, Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers) and Alma Har’el (Honey Boy) were all notably left out.

If Gerwig had been nominated, the nod in the category would have solidified her as the first woman to be nominated for directing twice. She was previously up in the category in 2018 for Lady Bird. Additionally, Wang would have become the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated.

Only five women had been nominated for the directing Oscar: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion (The Piano), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) and Gerwig. In 2010, Bigelow became the first and only female director to win in the category.

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