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Natalie Portman Calls Out Lack of Women Directing Nominees at Golden Globes

natalie-portman-ron-howardDespite the rapidly growing awareness of women’s issues in Hollywood and high-profile films from female directors in the past year, not a single woman was nominated for best director award at this year’s…

via Women Directors Snubbed at 2018 Golden Globes Amid Time’s Up Movement – Variety

6 comments on “Natalie Portman Calls Out Lack of Women Directing Nominees at Golden Globes

  1. GP Cox
    01/08/2018

    And here I always thought that awards were for excellence – not political correctness.

  2. beetleypete
    01/08/2018

    I’m all for equality, as you know. But not in favour of positive discrimination in order to be able to ‘tick boxes’. That said, I have seen few 2017 films during the past year, so have no idea who made the best ones.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  3. First Night Design
    01/08/2018

    I know what you’re saying but from what I’ve read, there were two or three good films directed by women that many say should have been in contention.

  4. First Night Design
    01/08/2018

    See my response to GP!

  5. Mary
    01/09/2018

    Maybe there needs to be an awards show only/just for women – women producers, actors, directors, camera women, etc. And, by example start taking these things by the storm.

  6. First Night Design
    01/09/2018

    I’m not sure. I’m rather with Pete in not agreeing with positive discrimination. Those organising and voting need to adjust their mindsets, I think.

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