For the second year in a row, the Oscars snubbed female directors in its nominations on Monday. Not a single woman was nominated for Best Director, even though many of the year's most acclaimed movies were directed by women.
Greta Gerwig was not nominated for directing Little Women — despite the film getting six other nominations, including Best Picture, Costume Design, Score, and Actress in a Leading and a Supporting Role.
Other widely praised women directors who did not get nominated for the award include Marielle Heller for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Lulu Wang for The Farewell, Melina Matsoukas for Queen & Slim, and Lorene Scafaria for Hustlers.
"Congratulations to those men," Issa Rae deadpanned as she announced the Best Director nominees on the Oscars livestream.
The nominations have sparked anger and disappointment, with many people wondering how the field of nominees could still be so regressively homogeneous in 2020.
The same year, the ACLU announced it was investigating discrimination in Hollywood hiring practices over the lack of women directors.