Little Women (2019) has officially been selected by the Academy last week for 6 nominations.
However, there has been an uproar in Hollywood as director Greta Gerwig was not nominated for Best Director.
Little Women for those who don’t know is a novel set in the time of the Civil War which focuses on the lives of 4 women Meg, Amy, Beth, and Jo. The novel became an instant classic and has received film interpretations with Little Women 2019 is the most modern with a cast of Emma Watson, Saorsie Ronan, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothy Chalamet, and Meryl Streep.
Little women 2019 has been nominated for six awards, including Best Picture, but the uproar in Hollywood comes from director Greta Gerwig being snubbed for best director.
Various cast members have spoken out on the snubbing each holding a different opinion on the matter.
I’m really happy that the Academy recognized Gerwig for Adapted Screenplay and Picture, and I feel like if you’ve been nominated for Best Picture, you have essentially been nominated for Best Director. But to me, Greta, since she started, has made two perfect films, and I hope when she makes her next perfect movie, she gets recognized for
everything,because I think she’s one of the most important filmmakers of our time.
Other cast members also spoke out with disappointment as Florence Pugh expressed her disappointment with the snubbing. The actress who plays Amy in the film and also is nominated for Best Supporting Actress has said,
“I think everybody’s angry and quite rightly so. I can’t believe it’s happened again, but I don’t really know how to solve it. I don’t know what the answer is, other than we’re talking about it.”
If Pugh’s words are anything to go by it seems that everyone is upset by Gerwig’s snub however there have been no other statements for the cast members like Watson or Scanlen.
Despite this, however, Greta herself has released a statement saying she is happy with the nominations and has thanked the cast and crew. It would seem she is happy despite her snub.
In any case, Little Women has been nominated for 6 Oscars so here’s hoping Gerwig will take home one even if it is not Best Director.