Little Women director Greta Gerwig breaks silence after being snubbed by Golden Globes

Greta Gerwig has commented on being snubbed by the Golden Globes for her adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women. 

The filmmaker was left out of the Best Director category, which is all-male for the second consecutive year, to considerable outrage from many leading voices in the film industry. 

Appearing on BBC Radio 4 on 17 December with cast members Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh, Gerwig was asked how she’d felt upon seeing the nominations and the lack of women nominees in general. 

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“It’s a real bummer,” she said. “There’s so much beautiful work by women this year that you’d love to see it acknowledged by anyone who has trophies to give out.”

“I don’t know what the solution is,” she later added. “The work is great.”

Speaking of her own personal experience, Ronan described an experience working on a film, which she did not name, where the director of photography talked over her and a fellow female actor “the entire time”. 

“I noticed that he wouldn’t stop talking, even though we were trying to discuss a shot we were doing,” she said, explaining how important it is for women to feel “heard” on film sets: “So much of Little Women and Jo’s journey in particular is this battle just to be heard.”

Little Women is released in UK cinemas on 26 December.

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