Social Media Cries Foul After No Women Are Nominated For 2018’s Golden Globes Best Director
Greta Gerwig’s first directorial role yielded the critically acclaimed Lady Bird. However, despite the film’s positive reception, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association did not include Gerwig – or any other female director – in its 2018 Golden Globes best director category.
NO WOMEN DIRECTORS NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN GLOBES BEST DIRECTOR
Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman and Dee Rees’ Mudbound also dazzled theaters in 2017, both garnering positive receptions. As it stands, Barbra Streisand, who directed Yentl in 1984, will still be the only women to win a Golden Globe for her directorial achievements.
Given the publicity of sexual harassment scandals that have come to light since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, there has been interest in diversifying gender representation in Hollywood. Twitter users haven’t been shy with their reactions:
— Sandy Cohen (@APSandy) December 11, 2017
The biggest disappointment of the morning: No Greta Gerwig. No Dees Rees. No Patty Jenkins. The #GoldenGlobes nominated five men for best director.
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) December 11, 2017
Many Twitter users expressed disappointment that Jordan Peele was not nominated for his psychological thriller Get Out.
Get Out got snubbed by the Golden Globes even though it's one of the most important films this year. Great, another year of the movie industry stepping on the creativity of people of color.
— Hugo Fonseca (@BRWNBelushi) December 11, 2017
No Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele for Best Director at the Golden Globes? No thank you, you learned nothing. Goodbye.
— Clarisse Loughrey (@clarisselou) December 11, 2017