Greta Gerwig is working on a musical
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Oscars 2020: Men dominate Best Director nominees after Greta Gerwig snub

With the Oscar nominations for this year 92nd Academy Awards complete. One of the most shocking omissions sees Greta Gerwig’s fantastic ‘Little Women’ leave an all-male shortlist for Best Director.

This year’s Oscars are already under fire for their inclusion of only male directors on the list of nominees for the coveted Best Director prize.

The full list of nominees sees room on the list for Martin Scorsese and The Irishman, Todd Phillips’ Joker, as well as Sam Mendes’ war epic 1917. Completing the list is Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and the toast of the town, Parasite from Bong Joon Ho.

While it’s a stellar list of movies it does beg the question if the achievements of female directors are receiving their dues. One notable exclusion is Greta Gerwig and her joyous ‘Little Women’ but there are plenty of others that have seemingly been overlooked.

Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, Lorene Scarfaria’s brilliant Hustlers, as well as Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood are just the tip of the iceberg. It means that once again, the Best Director prize will go to a man.

Find the full list of nominations for this year’s ceremony here.

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