Nominations for the 92nd Annual Academy Awards just dropped and the Internet is on fire. ‘Joker’ triumphed with 11 nods, the most for any film. Three films, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, ‘The Irishman’ and ‘1917’ followed suit with 10 nominations.
For the second year in a row, there were no women nominated in the Best Director category, with Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Bong Joon-ho, Sam Mendes and Todd Phillips in the list. Greta Gerwig was snubbed despite creating one of the most iconic films, ‘Little Women’, this year.
One fan was disgruntled with Gerwig’s no-show and wrote in his tweet, “I normally don’t complain when the Oscar nominations aren’t diverse enough as I think they should just nominate the most deserving regardless of race or gender, but Todd Phillips being nominated over Greta Gerwig is fucking bullshit.” Another one posted, “Come on, awarding bodies! No nods for Greta Gerwig?? Come the jeffing on, ‘Little Women’ was a masterpiece. No female noms for directors. Oscars, for goodness sake.”
“#OscarNoms are disappointing. I haven’t seen several of the films, so I’ll reserve judgment on quality, but no women in Best Director, only one non-White acting nominee, and apparently only 10-12 movies were watched by the Academy. It’s shameful, there were many good options,” one post read and another fan straightaway wrote, “Greta deserved for Little Women more than todd for Joker #oscarnoms.”
No sooner was the announcement made, movie buffs couldn’t help but talk about how unfair it was. “I’m sorry but these #OscarNoms are embarrassing. No female directors, nothing for Uncut Gems or Taron Egerton?! F**k thissssss,” one wrote. Another said, “Considering that women are once again shut out of best director category. Perhaps, the Oscars should be called the “dudescar” #OscarNoms.”
What’s more, Jennifer Lopez‘s Golden Globe-nominated performance in ‘Hustlers’ had no mention in the Best Supporting Actress category. Beyoncé also got a major snub for one of her contributions to ‘The Lion King’ soundtrack, ‘Spirit’ in the Best Original Song race and many fans were surprised when Taylor Swift didn’t get a nomination for her ‘Cats’ song.
Asking ‘Where are the women?’, several Twitter users expressed their disdain at how the awards ceremony totally ignored the female artists — yet again. “WHERE ARE THE WOMEN,” one user wrote in bold letters and another posted, “I’m going to sue Hollywood on behalf of all women directors.” One tweet read: “No women nominated for Best Director. AGAIN. #OscarNoms.”
“So let me get this fucking straight #OscarNoms …no Jennifer Lopez, No Lupita, no Beyonce for the original song… Y’all are still the most racist show ever! I hope all African Americans and Latino’s do not show up at all! F**k that!” one user posted and another wrote, “Not surprised T-Swift’s ‘Cats’ song got snubbed at the Oscars, but I thought Beyoncé’s ‘Spirit’ was a shoo-in for a nomination at least.” Another one said, “It was supposed to be Beyoncé v Taylor Swift for best song and neither one of them got nominated.”
Many others wondered how Awkwafina was missing from the list for her performance in ‘The Farewell’. “How the f**k @awkwafina didn’t get an Oscar nomination for her performance in “The Farewell” was one of the highlights of women’s performances this year #OscarNoms.”
“People are going crazy over the lack of women getting nominated for Oscars. WAKE UP PEOPLE! Every single nominee for Best Actress this year was a woman,” one user joked and another posted, “To all the men saying women should just make better movies if they want to be nominated for best director. Well, maybe we shouldn’t use men’s one-note idea of what a good movie is: violence (The Joker, 1917, The Irishman, Tarantino). #OscarNoms.”
Meanwhile, one Twitter user summarized it by calling the awards show a “dog and pony show.” “Just a reminder that while awards are a great opportunity to help expose people to new film and filmmakers, they are ultimately little more than a dog and pony show and should not be taken seriously #OscarNoms.”
The prestigious awards ceremony will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 9 at 8 pm ET on ABC.