Golden Globes Didn't Shine Their Rays On Female Directors...AGAIN

Golden Globes Awards sign
Photo Credit: Joe Shlabotnik

The 2020 Golden Globes nominations are out and here we are again witnessing what seems like continued regression instead of progression.

You can see the full list here and congrats on everyone who were nominated, including Apple TV's receiving their firs for The Morning Show with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, Awkwafina for her role in The Farewell, Jennifer Lopez receiving her first nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 20 years since Selena for her role in Hustlers, The Joker nabbed a few, Cynthia Erivo got a nomination for Best Actress in a Drama for Harriet but let's discuss the ones who should've received some nods.

For one, Ava Duvernay's riveting series "When They See Us" about The Exonerated 5, was completely snubbed, "Game of Thrones"only got one, and once again, no female directors or screenwriters were nominated either.

Best Director nominations went to Martin Scorsese for The IrishmanTodd Phillips for JokerQuentin Tarantino for Once Upon A Hollywood, Bong Joon-ho for Parasite and Sam Mendes for 1917.

Funny how women directed a ton of great films this year, like Greta Gerwig's Little Women, Marielle Heller for It's A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood, LuLu Wang for The Farewell, Loreene Scafaria for Hustlers, or Kasi Lemmons for Harriet.

Alma Har'el, who directed Shia Lebouf's Honeyboy, took to Twitter to voice her dismay over lack of female recognition in this category:

Kind of odd since the stories of women put together by women were the driving force of TV and Film this year but none were recognized accordingly. The last time a woman was nominated for a Best Director globe was Ava Duvernay in 2015 for Selma and the last time a woman won in this category was 35 years ago when Barbra Streisand took home the award for Yentl in 1984.

What seems to be the stale views of the industry is again women can be recognized to some degree but not fully. Even if the Globes are based on votes, then the industry as a collective, needs to reprocess and understand how their votes can and will cause a ripple affect to ones who aren't part of the voting process. These nominations hold weight beyond what they can fathom and I feel, can make or break these awards shows in the future.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has the chance to shake up things if they choose to. In this case, they did not.

Let's see what the Oscar nominations brings. SMH.