The nominators for the Golden Globes aren’t feeling the love for Little Women, the Greta Gerwig-directed film starring Saoirse Ronan and a host of other top-tier female actresses that bows on Christmas Day.
Little Women has already racked up tons of critical acclaim and predictions of multiple Oscar nods, but the Globes on Monday only handed the movie two nods – one for Saoirse for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama and the other for Best Score.
Gerwig, who also adapted the screenplay from the classic Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name, got zippo. There were howls of protest on Monday that the Globes continue to turn a blind eye to women who direct films – all of 2020’s nominees, like the vast majority of years, are male – and Saoirse issued a statement after the nominations praising her director.
“Getting to play Jo March, one of the most inspiring characters in literature, still today, has been an honor. I am eternally grateful to Greta Gerwig for her guidance and partnership, and for her fierce perseverance that brought this incredible cast together and created an environment for us to become a real family and tell this very special story,” she said. “My performance in this film belongs to Greta as much as it does myself and I share this recognition completely with her.”
Being shut out of major Golden Globes nods doesn’t necessarily spell doom for Little Women for the Oscars, and it seems like Saoirse is a safe bet to score her fourth Academy Award nomination. Her Globes competition is certainly formidable – Cynthia Ervo for Harriet, Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story, Charlize Theron for Bombshell, and Renee Zellweger for Judy. Saoirse already has one GG, which she won in 2018 for her star turn in Lady Bird, also written and directed by Gerwig.
The cast of Little Women celebrated its world premiere in New York last week, with more red carpet openings to follow.
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