Oscar nominations have been announced and this year, there seems to be more gasps about artists that have not been recognized than for those that have.
In addition to notoriously ignoring Jennifer Lopez and Awkwafina, Oscar this year completely ignored Greta Gerwig for a Best Director nomination (and any other director, for that matter) for her film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little woman.
Even in the event announcing the nominations, actress Issa Rae in enumerating the nominees of directors could not resist calling attention to the lack of female representation in the category, saying “Congratulations to these men.”
This is what Gerwig’s colleagues, Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh, had to say about the announcement.
‘Little Women’ received six Academy Award nominations
the movie itself is in dispute for a Best Film award, and while Gerwig She did not receive a nomination as a director, she received a nomination for her phenomenal work in the script of the film. Too, Little woman He received five other nominations, including a nod to the best actress Saoirse Ronan in the role of Jo March.
Florence Pugh She was recognized with a nomination for Best Supporting Actress as Amy March. Finally, a nomination for best costume design for Jacqueline Durran and best original score for the film’s composer Alexandre Desplat Oscar candidates completed the awards.
Gerwig is taking the high road
For its part, the director of the film does not express outrage or sadness for having been ignored for a director nomination. She is ecstatic. With a maternalistic pride that sets aside his own recognition, Gerwig is clearly full of satisfaction for the success of the film in other categories.
“I am full of happiness: thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you (that’s six!) To the Academy,” Gerwig wrote in a statement.
She continued: “This movie of Little woman More than thirty years have passed, since the first time Louisa May Alcott and Jo March arrived through time and space and made me believe that I could be a writer and creator. . . every person who worked on this film poured his heart and soul into it, and we are all very grateful to the Academy for recognizing the collective effort. “
“I am personally proud of each person who worked on the film, and I am full of joy for all of them,” Gerwig’s statement concluded.
Ronan and Pugh’s reactions
As for Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh, the actresses were naturally disappointed to learn that their colleague and dear friend had not been nominated for their hard work as director at Little woman.
Ronan did not hold back, saying in a statement, “… Greta, since she started, has made two perfect films, and I hope that when she makes her next perfect movie, she will be recognized for everything, because I think she is one of the most filmmakers important of our time. “
Pugh’s statements to Entertainment Weekly yesterday expressed the frustration that many feel. “It’s incredibly annoying. It’s a shame that it’s still a conversation. [Gerwig’s] He literally made a movie about this. She made a film about working women and their relationship with money and their relationship with work in a man’s world. “
“That is literally what Little woman it’s about, “Pugh continued,” so [this] just underline how important it is, because it is happening. “
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