It’s the #MeToo Oscars.
Girls and female-focused movies are the starring sights on this yr’s batch of Academy Awards nominations — in some classes the place they’re hardly ever seen — whereas not less than one scandal-scarred main man was notably snubbed.
“Girl Hen” director Greta Gerwig grew to become simply the fifth lady ever nominated for Greatest Director when the contenders had been introduced Tuesday — following backlash when she was left off the all-male record on the Golden Globes.
“I’m between laughter and tears,” Gerwig advised The Hollywood Reporter after she heard the information.
“I bear in mind watching Oscars when Katheryn Bigelow received [for ‘The Hurt Locker’ in 2010] and the way a lot it meant to me. I used to be having a celebration and I used to be crying and so moved. It’s deeply significant, I’m very moved by all of it.”
In the meantime, some males had been notably absent from the record at a time when Hollywood is purging a few of its perviest members.
James Franco was shut out of this yr’s awards. He received a Golden Globe for “The Catastrophe Artist” and scored a Display Actors Guild nomination — however has just lately been accused of creepy conduct by quite a few girls, together with his former appearing college students.
Accused little one molester Woody Allen’s “Marvel Wheel” additionally didn’t earn a single nomination.
In all, 40 girls had been nominated throughout the varied classes — a tie for essentially the most ever with the 2016 record.
In an Oscars first, Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”) grew to become the primary lady ever nominated for Greatest Cinematography.
And actress Meryl Streep broke her personal report for essentially the most appearing nominations, incomes her 21st for Greatest Actress in “The Publish.”
This yr’s nominations had been additionally much more numerous than the record for 2015 movies, which impressed the “#OscarsSoWhite” backlash.
Jordan Peele was nominated for Greatest Director his satirical horror film, “Get Out” — making him the fifth black filmmaker ever nominated.
The film can also be up for Greatest Image, and star Daniel Kaluuya is within the operating for Greatest Actor.
He’s certainly one of 4 black actors within the 20 slots — with Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”), Octavia Spencer (“The Form of Water”) and Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”) rounding out the quartet.