Another round of Golden Globe nominations predictably yielded another round of Twitter outrage on Monday.
The biggest snubs that has film fans all riled up as we head into the 2018 Hollywood awards season include critically acclaimed directors Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird"), Jordan Peele ("Get Out"), Dee Rees ("Mudbound") and Patty Jenkins ("Wonder Woman") not getting recognized in the category, which was dominated by white dudes: Guillermo del Toro ("The Shape of Water"), Martin McDonough ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"), Christopher Nolan ("Dunkirk"), Ridley Scott ("All the Money In the World") and Steven Spielberg ("The Post").
Of course, that's not to say none of the filmmakers nominated didn't deserve the recognition for the work, but ever since #OscarsSoWhite became a thing, the calls for gender and racial diversity at major award shows have only gotten louder.
"The Golden Globes could have nominated Greta Gerwig, Dee Rees, Jordan Peele or even Patty Jenkins for Best Director. But no, we got five white men. Very disappointed," one person tweeted.
Gerwig, who made a stunning directorial debut after years of being an indie sensation as an actress and screenwriter, broke a review record as "Lady Bird" became Rotten Tomatoes' best-reviewed film in history. Jenkin's "Wonder Woman" was not just one of 2017's highest grossing films, but also one of the most beloved superhero movies in years, completely stealing the spotlight of the DC universe from both Batman and Superman. And although Peele's "Get Out" was nominated for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, the director and writer didn't make the cut.
Hey gang. This is Steven Spielberg tweeting from Kumail's phone. My fave movie this yr was The Big Sick. It's avail on Amazon Prime & iTunes & all that. Great movie to watch w the fam. I watched it w my family (the Spielbergs) & we all loved it. Handing phone back to Kumail now.
The men nominated here should speak to the fact that they don't share this honor with a single woman in their category. That something is glaringly missing from this list. Be an ally. This is not acceptable. https://t.co/xC5mUpxqbd
Where is @PattyJenks? Where is Dee Rees? Where is Greta Gerwig? This is a year when women directors are making it to the finish line in awards season, and STILL they can't break through. https://t.co/LvcJWagHEK
All due respect to those nominated and the Golden Globes are gonna Golden Globe, but to have your Best Director field be all men in a year where Greta Gerwig directed one of the best (if not *the* best) films of the year is a joke. pic.twitter.com/W7iG6QonTX
Greta Gerwig deserved that nomination for sure. Lady Bird is only the best reviewed movie ever on Rotten Tomatoes. Huge accomplishment for a first-time director. Instead, Ridley Scott gets a nomination for a film few, if any, have even seen yet. 🤦🏻♂️
MAJOR snubs at the #GoldenGlobes nods. The Big Sick for acting categories, no love for Jordan Peele or Greta Gerwig for directing.. The big dogs have come out to play this year to shit on quality indies
In 20 years, "All The Money In the World" is not going to be remembered the same way "Wonder Woman" will be. One is standard "based on a true story" fare, the other a glass ceiling shellacking for superhero movies. @PattyJenks deserved that nod.
There has been an overwhelming amount of good tv + film and it's hard to please everyone at award nom time. But, the exclusion of female directors.... even when they had the year's biggest and most acclaimed films........
If you needed further evidence of the #goldenglobes slow fade into glad-handing obsolescence, see this morning's list of unimaginative and lazy nominees (including several films and performances that were outright bad).
#GoldenGlobes Recap - The Big Sick was SNUBBED! Dafuq! - No Tiffany Haddish for supporting.. - Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele, and Dee Rees were SNUBBED for Best Director - Christopher Plummer legit rolled out of bed & showed up for like 2 weeks and is still getting nominations..wow.
But seriously what is that Golden Globes weirdness where all the supporting actors get lumped into one category? Leads get 2 for film and 3 for TV!! On behalf of character actors everywhere, I say enough of this