5 Female Directors Who Should Be Nominated at the Oscars

5 Female Directors Who Should Be Nominated at the Oscars

The Golden Globes saw no female nominees for Best Director. Here are five films directed by women that should have made the cut, and hopefully will at the Oscars.

The Golden Globes saw no female nominees for Best Director. Here are five films directed by women that should have made the cut, and hopefully will at the Oscars.

Text: Erin McDowell

This year's Golden Globes proved to be an empowering night for women everywhere as the "Time's Up" initiative took over the red carpet and the conversation of the night. Oprah Winfrey's poignant acceptance speech has since acted as a battle cry for women and men everywhere to say: "enough is enough." However, it was Natalie Portman's clever and on-the-nose comment about the nominees for Best Director that highlighted the strides that still need to be made in the entertainment industry. In what can only be described as an egregious snub, every person nominated for Best Director was male. In a year that saw films such as Lady Bird and Wonder Woman crush box office expectations, and made directors Greta Gerwig and Patty Jenkins household names, the question begs to be asked: why are female directors still not getting the credit they deserve?

Leading up to the 2018 Oscars, in which the nominees are hopefully more diverse, here are 5 female directors who should have been nominated for their work in film and TV. Put their work on your must-watch list before the next big awards show of the season!

Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig's directorial debut "Lady Bird" smashed records as the longest-running 100% fresh movie on Rotten Tomatoes, and was named by the New York Times as a "perfect movie".

Patty Jenkins

"Wonder Woman" captivated audiences and awards-show nominee speculations, but was still snubbed out of the Best Director category. Barbra Streisand, the only woman to win the Best Director Golden Globe for YENTL in 1984, also sounded off on Twitter.

Sofia Coppola

Award-winning Sophia Coppola directed "The Beguiled", starring Nicole Kidman, but didn't make it into the Best Director category this year, despite winning Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival.

Reed Morano

Reed Morano directed both the sci-fi flick "I Think We're Alone Now", starring Elle Fanning and Peter Dinklage, as well as three episodes of critically-acclaimed and Golden Globe-winning series "The Handmaid's Tale".

Dee Rees

Dee Rees's film "Mudbound" was not nominated at the Golden Globes, despite the film receiving stellar reviews by the New York Times, Variety, and the Washington Post.

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