Film Critic Recognizes Female Directors Not Nominated For Golden Globes

Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais
Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais speaks at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday. (Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC Via AP)

If you watched the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, you may have noticed that no women were nominated for best director.

In fact, in the Golden Globes’ more than 75-year history, women have only been nominated for best director seven times, and female directors have even lower representation at the Academy Awards with only five nominations.

Last month, film critic Felicia Feaster spoke with “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes about some of the award-worthy female directors who went unrecognized at the 2020 Golden Globes.

Some 2019 movies with female directors: 

This story was originally published with audio on WABE.org.

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