Saoirse Ronan has earned the fourth Golden Globe nomination of her career and it’s all thanks to Greta Gerwig, according to the actress.
Ronan, 25, is nominated for her turn as Jo March in “Little Women” but neither the film nor director Gerwig landed a nod. The nominations incited widespread outcry over the lack of recognition for female directors like Gerwig and other would-be contenders like Ava DuVernay and Lulu Wang.
Following the nominations, Ronan reacted, saying, “My performance in this film belongs to Greta as much as myself. And I share this recognition completely with her.”
On Tuesday’s episode of “Today”, Ronan and co-stars Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen discussed the lack of inclusion in this year’s nominations.
“I think we were all a bit shocked,” says Pugh, who plays Amy March in the film.
“She has made one of the best movies of the year,” Ronan adds. “In a way, it’s sort of vital for something like this to happen because it reminds us of how far, obviously, we still need to go.”
She continues: “She’s a really brilliant filmmaker. We wouldn’t be here without her and we’ve talked about how we’re all so inextricably linked. Our performances rely so much on one another. Greta is the one that brought us all together and she is the mastermind behind the whole thing.”