People Call Out ‘Golden Globe Awards’ For Not Nominating Female Writers & Directors

The Golden Globe Awards are one of the most sought-after accolades of Hollywood that acknowledge talented people from the film and television fraternity. The awards are bestowed by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The association announced the list of nominees for this year’s 77th edition of the Golden Globe Awards yesterday. But people weren’t convinced by the list of nominations.

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After going through the extensive list of nominations, people pointed out that the association fell short in acknowledging the work of female directors, reported CNN.

It was also brought to notice that even though movies like ‘Little Women’, ‘Judy’ and ‘Harriet’ managed to make the cut in the ‘best performance by an actress’ category, none of the female directors from year’s best hits including ‘The Farewell’, ‘Hustlers’, ‘Booksmart’ among others made it in the list of the ‘best director’ list.

According to TOI, only five women directors have been nominated in the history of Golden Globe Awards till date. Out of which, two were nominated twice and only one woman, Barbra Streisand has ever won the award for her 1984 film ‘Yentl’.

The internet was appalled by the association’s blunder of not skip acknowledging female directors and even writers of some of the most critically acclaimed movies this year. They slammed them for not being inclusive with their ‘biased’ list of nominations. It also sparked a debate on gender equality online.

People seem to be very angry with the association’s decision. Is it just an honest mistake or a deliberate attempt to miss out on acknowledging females from the film fraternity? What do you think? Tell us.