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EntertainmentGolden Globes 2019 Shut Out Female Directors in 3 Major Film Categories

21:05  06 december  2018
21:05  06 december  2018 Source:   indiewire.com

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The only female director to have won a Golden Globe is Barbra Streisand, for “Yentl” in 1984. Female nominees have included Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola and Ava DuVernay. “Lady Bird” stars Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf were nominated for Golden Globes for best actress, comedy and

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The Golden Globes have once again shut out female directors in three major categories, including Best Director and both Best Motion Picture categories. It’s par for the course for the annual event, which has only ever nominated five women for Best Director in its 90-year history, with only Barbra Streisand (a two-time nominee) going home with a win for her “Yentl.” Last year, Greta Gerwig’s lauded “Lady Bird” won the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy statuette, but the first-time filmmaker was not nominated for her directing and her film was the only one directed by a woman to earn a nod in those three major categories.

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The only female director to earn a major nod was “Capernaum” filmmaker Nadine Labaki in the Best Foreign-Language Film category. Last year, Angelina Jolie was the sole female director to earn a Best Foreign-Language Film nod for her “First They Killed My Father.”

Golden Globes 2019 Shut Out Female Directors in 3 Major Film Categories © 2018 Getty Images ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Nadine Labaki attends the 'Capharnaüm' photo call during the 14th Zurich Film Festival on September 30, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images) Golden Globes 2019 Shut Out Female Directors in 3 Major Film Categories © 2018 Jim Spellman NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Director Tamara Jenkins attends the 56th New York Film Festival premiere of 'Private Life' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

A number of female-directed films have already earned major awards buzz this season, including Debra Granik, Tamara Jenkins, and Lynne Ramsay, who all recently earned Best Director nods from the Indie Spirit Awards last month. Other films directed by women did manage to crack into the acting categories, including Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer,” which earned Nicole Kidman a Best Actress nod in the Drama category, along with Marielle Heller’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” which snagged nominations for star Melissa McCarthy in the Best Actress Drama category as well, along with Richard E. Grant in the Best Supporting Actor category.

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On the film side, the group tends to ratchet up the Oscar season intrigue with its comedy/drama “Homecoming” (Amazon) The half-hour drama from executive producer and director Sam Esmail He’s been nominated across two categories for the last two years, and odds are stacked in his favor

On the film side, the group tends to ratchet up the Oscar season intrigue with its comedy/drama “Homecoming” (Amazon) The half-hour drama from executive producer and director Sam Esmail He’s been nominated across two categories for the last two years, and odds are stacked in his favor

Golden Globes 2019 Shut Out Female Directors in 3 Major Film Categories © 2018 Ernesto Ruscio ROME, ITALY - APRIL 27: Director Lynne Ramsey attends 'A Beautiful Day' photocall at Hotel De Russie on April 27, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images) Golden Globes 2019 Shut Out Female Directors in 3 Major Film Categories © 2018 Michael Kovac LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Nicole Kidman (L) and Karyn Kusama speak onstage during the gala screening of 'Destroyer' during AFI FEST 2018 at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

On the screenwriting side, only one female screenwriter was nominated: Deborah Davis for her work on “The Favourite,” where she is credited alongside Tony McNamara.

Golden Globes 2019 Shut Out Female Directors in 3 Major Film Categories © PA Wire/PA Images Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara with the Best Screenplay award, during the twenty-first British Independent Film Awards, held at Old Billingsgate, London (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards air Sunday, January 6 on NBC at 8pm ET. The ceremony will be hosted by “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor Andy Samberg and “Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh. Check out the full nominations for the film categories below. You can see the full list of film nominees right here.

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