No Female Directors Were Nominated This Year By The Critics Choice Awards Or The Golden Globes

Golden Globe statues on stage prior to the nominations for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Following a year of unprecedented reckoning with gender inequality in the film industry, both the 76th Annual Golden Globes and the 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards *still* went ahead and nominated all men for the category of Best Director on the 2018 ballots.

The Critics Choice Awards announced their nominations in all categories today. The category of Best Director included Damien Chazelle (First Man), Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Peter Farrelly (Green Book), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) and Adam McKay (Vice).

These picks mirrored almost perfectly the nominees for the Golden Globes, which were announced on Thursday and included Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Peter Farrelly (Green Book), Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) and Adam McKay (Vice).

This, of course, comes on the heels of a white-hot light being shone on Hollywood for several years, illuminating its wildly sexist way of conducting business, including the fact that the industry has, for decades, grossly under-hired women in all above-the-line jobs.

And in case you were wondering, women didn't fare much better in other categories. The Critics Choice nominated one female for Best Original Screenplay, one for Best Adapted Screenplay, one for Best Cinematography, and zero for Best Editing and Best Score. The Golden Globes similarly nominated just one woman for both Best Screenplay and Best Score.


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