“Lady Bird“ director Greta Gerwig has weighed in on the uproar over all the Best Director nominees being male at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.
While presenting the award, Natalie Portman noted the “all-male nominees” in the category, which was won by Guillermo del Toro for “The Shape of Water“.
“I actually didn’t hear her say that until the next day because I was backstage to present,” Gerwig said during an appearance on ‘The View‘ on Tuesday. “There were so many great films directed by women this year like Dee Rees’ ‘Mudbound‘ and Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman‘. I really feel that this is going to be the last year that that’s true.”
“View“ co-host Whoopi Goldberg then talked about how changing the landscape largely depends on film studios putting up the funds for female directors. Gerwig, 34, noted how they should be more inclined to do so given the financial success of women-led movies like ‘Wonder Woman’.
“I feel like ‘Wonder Woman‘ was huge. It’s not just that we should do it because we want women to do it – it’s profitable and it’s what people want,” she said. “The proof is in the pudding and it’s just a matter of time.”
While Gerwig was not nominated for Best Director, “Lady Bird” did win the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. As for how the film will fare at the upcoming 2018 Academy Awards, Gerwig is simply buzzing at the thought of potentially attending the glitzy ceremony.
“[As a teen,] I would always get my friends together — we would put on our thrift store version of formal wear and drink sparkling apple cider and watch the Oscars and I actually still have an Oscar party every year at my house and I still get dressed up,” she shared. “But I’ve never been there.”
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