Zero Female Directors Were Nominated For Golden Globes This Year

With the announcement of this year's Golden Globes nominations, Hollywood proved once again that it's not ready to break its outdated, discriminatory shackles just yet. For the second year in a row, no female director has been nominated in the Best Director category. Not only that, no director of color has been chosen too.

Instead, all the praise went straight to five white men: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape Of Water, Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk, Ridley Scott for All The Money In The World and Steven Spielberg for The Post.

Now, sure, no one's going to argue that del Toro or Nolan aren't worthy of these nominations, but this year was especially rich with top-scoring productions from a diverse set of directors – think Jordan Peele's Get Out, Kumail Nanjiani's The Big Sick, Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, Dee Rees' Mudbound and Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman – who could've easily been included in the list.

These movies have won awards and broke records just like the nominees. As Variety points out, the exclusion of female directors is also particularly striking given the abundance of women-centric projects, such as the already mentioned Lady Bird and Wonder Woman, but also I, Tonya, The Post, The Shape of Water, Beauty and the Beast, etc. 

The lack of representation wasn't lost with many – people took to Twitter to express their outrage over Golden Globes' choice.

Pointing out horrendous statistics – such as the fact that only seven women have been nominated in the category in total with only one woman of color and ultimately only one female winner in the show's 74-year history – readers were trying to focus the attention on the fact that it's a discriminatory pattern rather than argue for each production's value.

Read some of the reactions below and check out the full list of Golden Globes nominations here.