Golden Globes picked 'accomplished' films

Updated: Dec 11, 2019, 09:22 IST | Agencies | Mumbai

Organisers of 2020 gala react to leaving out female directors from nomination list

Lorenzo Soria
Lorenzo Soria

Despite the upturn in the number of films and TV shows helmed by women, female directors were shut out of the Golden Globes once again this year. The snub was immediately called out on social media. However, Variety.com reports that Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) president Lorenzo Soria defended the move by saying the organisation's votes are based solely on the film, not its director's gender. She said the association merely pays heed to a film's "accomplishment" when voting for it.

Some of the major snubs included Alma Har'el (Honey Boy), Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers), Olivia Wilde (Booksmart) and Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood).

Another executive producer of the gala told the portal that "somebody gets left out" every year because of the immense talent that's constantly making its way to Hollywood.

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