Women are yet again shut out of the ‘best director’ race at the Oscars. Director and actress Issa Rae summed up the frustration by congratulating “all the men” who were nominated in the best director category.
Women filmmakers who were shut out include Greta Gerwig ('Little Women'), Lorene Scafaria ('Hustlers'), Marielle Heller ('A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'), Lulu Wang ('The Farewell'), Kasi Lemmons ('Harriet'), and Olivia Wilde ('Booksmart').
Five nominees of Oscar 2020 are; Bong Joon-ho ('Parasite'), Martin Scorsese ('The Irishman'), Quentin Tarantino ('Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'), Sam Mendes ('1917'), and Todd Phillips ('Joker').
The nominations that are being challenged include Tarantino, whose film did not meet the critical acclamation when compared to his previous films at the time of its release.
However, Boon Joon-ho made history on behalf of Korea with his nomination at the Oscars.
The snubbing of Greta Gerwig in the best direction category came as a surprise because the film received other nominations including ‘best picture’.