Only one of the 20 acting nominees was a person of colour and that was Cynthia Erivo for her lead role as anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman in Harriet.
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Today, January 13th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its snub-heavy 2020 Oscar nominations list, and-shocker!-not a single woman was nominated for the Best Director category.
Then again, nominations don't guarantee anything on the big night.
The Oscars has a pretty bad track record with recognising female directors.
Martin Scorsese's crime epic scored 10 nominations. However, the two-time Razzie victor missed out on a nomination despite rave reviews for her work in the film.
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"Little Women" director Greta Gerwig was excluded from the all-male ensemble in the best director category, even though her film was nominated for best picture.
In the history of the Oscars, only five women have ever been nominated for best director - including Gerwig, for 2017's "Lady Bird".
And director Bong Joon Ho's nomination for South Korean film "Parasite" may indicate that foreign films are becoming stronger Oscar contenders. The late William Wyler was nominated for best director 12 times.
"This is something that nobody would have imagined happening ..."
But in a possible sign of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' increasingly global outlook, "Parasite" became just the sixth non-English language movie to be nominated for both best foreign-language film and best picture.
This year's nominees will bring plenty of star power to the February 9 ceremony - a good thing, too, since the show will for the second straight year go without a host.
Considering Joker was far from a critical favourite and divided audiences with its portrayal of an isolated loner, the Academy's overwhelming support for the film was unexpected.