Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell make history in DGA nominations
This image released by Focus Features shows Carey Mulligan, left, Emerald Fennell and Laverne Cox on the set of "Promising Young Woman." (Focus Features via AP)NEW YORK – Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell have been nominated for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America, marking the first time two women have ever competed for the guild's top honor. The 73rd Annual DGA Awards, considered a strong indicator of directing honors at the Academy Awards, announced nominees Tuesday. The Directors Guild Awards will be held virtually April 10. ___This story corrects the date of the Directors Guild Awards to April 10.
The 2020 Oscar nominations show the Academy Awards is still a white man's game
Oscar Statue at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on February 23, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Four years after it introduced major changes to its voting and recruitment rules, the organization behind the Academy Awards still has a diversity problem. While the group has made significant strides, this year's list of Oscar nods shows that issues of representation persist a point that actress Issa Rae underscored while announcing the nominees for best director, commenting, "Congratulations to those men." Despite this growth in representation, female directors are still getting left off the Oscar ballot even when they direct Academy-worthy films. A number of female directors could have snagged a nomination this year: Gerwig, whose "Little Women" received six nods, was a top contender heading into the nominations.cnbc.com
Female directors shut out of 2020 Oscar nominations
The slate of 2020 Oscar contenders for the directing prize were Martin Scorsese ("The Irishman"), Todd Phillips ("Joker"), Sam Mendes ("1917"), Quentin Tarantino ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood") and Bong Joon Ho ("Parasite"), five incredibly talented male directors. Scorsese, Mendes and Tarantino are highly regarded in the industry, but the lack of female directors has been a sore spot for many in recent years. This year, several female directors could have snagged a nomination. Gerwig, whose "Little Women" received six nods, was a top contender heading into the nominations. Wang's "The Farewell," which scored numerous nominations at the Golden Globes and led to an acting award for star Awkwafina, was shut out from all Oscar categories.cnbc.com
Trailer for Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' looks delightful
The last time you thought about the novel "Little Women" was probably when you had to read it in high school, but you'll be hearing a lot more about the story because the trailer for the star-studded movie just came out and it looks delightful. Based off of Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel, this will be the eighth time the story has been adapted for film. Director and writer Greta Gerwig is in charge of the newest adaptation. Gerwig, who was nominated for an Oscar for directing "Ladybird," is teaming up with her "Ladybird" muse Saoirse Ronan, who will play the movie's main character, Jo March. The trailer was released on Tuesday and it looks absolutely splendid, with Gerwig writing and directing this version of the film.
See the March Sisters, Meryl Streep in First Look at 'Little Women' Trailer (Exclusive)
ET has your first look at the trailer for Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women, which reunites the writer-director with her Lady Bird star, Saoirse Ronan, for a new take on Louisa May Alcott's classic. This first footage follows Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen as the March sisters, four independent, imaginative, ahead-of-their-time young women coming of age in the 1860s. The film promises to be an uplifting, irreverent take on the story, full of laughter and love and biting one-liners from Streep. Little Women opens in theaters on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. RELATED CONTENT:Florence Pugh on Wrestling Dwayne Johnson and Her 'No Frills' Take on 'Little Women' (Exclusive)Laura Dern Wants 'Little Women' Co-Star Timothee Chalamet to Join 'Big Little Lies' (Exclusive)Emma Watson Shares Touching Cast Photo From Set of 'Little Women'