There’s been much controversy about the lack of diversity with this year’s roster of Oscar nominees, particularly in the Best Director category, in which every single director nominated is male.
What many people are finding particularly galling is that 2019 was a banner year for films directed by women, most notably Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed “Little Women”.
“Saturday Night Live” tackled the issue during “Weekend Update”, with cast member Melissa Villaseno debuting the original songs that she wrote for this year’s crop of nominated films.
Performing songs she wrote for “Joker”, “The Irishman”, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”, “Jojo Rabbit” and even “Toy Story 4”, Villasenor finds the connective tissue that links them all: “white male rage.”
She even gives the “Little Women” director a shout-out, singing, “Greta Gerwig snubbed ’cause of white male rage.”
Villsasenor’s Oscar bit can be seen just after the 9:20 mark in the video above.