January 14, 2020
Greta Gerwig is choosing to focus on the positive after being snubbed for an Oscar in this year’s nominations.
Little Women Stars Jump To Greta Gerwig’s Defence After Best Director Oscars Snub
On Monday, it was announced that no Women had been nominated in the Best Director category at this year’s Academy Awards, meaning Greta and fellow directors Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria and Alma Har’el were not on the shortlist.
Shortly after the nominations were announced, Greta released a statement, in which she focussed on her excitement for her film Little Women receiving six nominations, rather than her own personal snub.
“I am brimming with happiness,” she said. “Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you (that’s six!) to the Academy.”She continued: “Every single person who worked on this film poured their heart and soul into it, and we are all so grateful to the Academy for recognising the collective effort.
“I am so personally proud of each person who worked on the film, and I am bursting with joy for all of them.”
The director went on to give shout-outs to the cast, including nominated actresses Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh, as well as Laura Dern, who was recognised in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in Marriage Story, directed by Greta’s partner Noah Baumbach.
Greta also gave shout-outs to cast members Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Eliza Scanlen and Timothée Chalamet, who she described as “the fifth March sister” and an “all-round prince”.She added: “Writing and directing this film was an honour and sharing it with audiences has been the most sincerely heart-warming journey.
“I hope our Little Women does for another generation of girls and women what it did for me: lights a fire to write your book, make your movie, sing your verse. From all of us Little Women and Men, thank you to the Academy.”Greta Gerwig's beautiful statement here. #LittleWomen#Oscarspic.twitter.com/WMW1bLuEIw— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) January 13, 2020However, while Greta has chosen not to address the snub, the same can’t be said for her cast, with nominated stars Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh both voicing their upset.
Saoirse told Deadline: “I’m really happy that the Academy recognised [Gerwig] for Adapted Screenplay and Picture, and I feel like if you’ve been nominated for Best Picture, you have essentially been nominated for Best Director.
“But to me, Greta, since she started, has made two perfect films, and I hope when she makes her next perfect movie, she gets recognised for everything, because I think she’s one of the most important filmmakers of our time.”Florence also described the snub as a “blow”, noting: “I think everybody’s angry and quite rightly so.
“I can’t believe [no women have been nominated for Best Director] again, but I don’t really know how to solve it. I don’t know what the answer is, other than we’re talking about it.”
This year’s Oscars take place on Sunday 9 February.MORE OSCARS: Joker Dominates As This Year's Oscar Nominations Are Revealed In Full 11 Biggest Snubs And Surprises After This Year's Oscar Nominations Are Revealed Baftas 2020 Slammed After Only White Actors Receive Nominations
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Terry Dubrow reveals how his family supported Max Dubrow after she came out | Page Six News
August 07, 2020
jGFWV9dRA-E
Jason Derulo reacts to Trump’s proposal to ban TikTok | Page Six Celebrity News
August 07, 2020
uZtGjC8pBMU
Maya Vander teases drama on Season 3 of ‘Selling Sunset’ | Page Six Celebrity News
August 06, 2020
uEdNhptqBaE
'A Thousand Cuts' Journalist Maria Ressa on Freedom of the Press
August 06, 2020
FEI1t5k1C4w
Jordan Fisher on 'The Big Ticket' with Marc Malkin
August 06, 2020
1ceuwyhbuwc
Chris Meloni talks 'Maxxx' and His Return to 'Law and Order'
July 29, 2020
ZFTDB-dwyUA
Rudy Giuliani Says Kanye's Still Secret Trump Supporter, Fuels Spoiler Campaign Theory | TMZ
August 09, 2020
QchAvFYiTbI
Tech N9ne Performs at a Packed Concert at Lake Ozark, MO
August 09, 2020
6V5FBMw5nkQ
Coronavirus Didn't Stop Wild Beverly Hills Party, Tyga, Logan Paul and More
August 09, 2020
TkrPnk7daRA
Simon Cowell Undergoes Surgery After Breaking Back
August 09, 2020
47vKAWyGfI0
TikTok's Highest Paid Stars: Addison Rae, Charli D'Amelio & More
August 09, 2020
R_6_v-b4mGo
E! Will Always Love Whitney Houston: E! News Rewind
August 08, 2020
XoqAt7LSV-w
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
01
Aug
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Roma
01
Aug
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Cagliari
01
Aug
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Lazio
01
Aug
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Inter Milan
29
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Torino - Roma
29
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - Juventus
29
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Sampdoria - AC Milan
28
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Inter Milan - Napoli
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Norwich City
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Watford
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Manchester United
26
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Sampdoria
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Wolves
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Newcastle United - Liverpool
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Crystal Palace - Tottenham Hotspur
26
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Fiorentina
25
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Sassuolo
25
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Inter Milan
24
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Atalanta
23
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Udinese - Juventus
22
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Chelsea
22
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Inter Milan - Fiorentina
22
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Spal - Roma
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
-g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.