Sacramento’s Greta Gerwig Snags 9 Critics Choice Noms, Gets Snubbed By Golden Globes

Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of ‘Little Women’, is already receiving warm reviews and Oscar buzz.

By Marilyn Nelson on December 9, 2019
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Sacramento’s Greta Gerwig won me over with her movie ‘Lady Bird’ and I’ve been a huge fan ever since. Her latest movie ‘Little Women’ just had its world premiere in New York City on December 7, and received glowing reviews. The movie opens nationwide in the U.S. on Christmas Day.

When the Critics Choice Award Nominations were announced on Sunday, ‘Little Women’ had a banner showing with nine noms including best picture, director (Greta Gerwig) lead actress (Saoirse Ronan), supporting actress (Florence Pugh), adapted screenplay (Gerwig) and acting ensemble, composer (Alexandre Desplat), and production design. 

But when the Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, Gerwig was disappointingly left out of the Best Director category, which was once again all males. Saoirse Ronan received a nod for Best Actress, and Alexandre Desplat for composer.

In her thank-you statement Ronan reminded the Hollywood Foreign Press that Gerwig deserves to be recognized,“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,” Ronan said in her statement. “My performance in this film belongs to Greta as much as it does myself and I share this recognition completely with her.”

In 2017 the Hollywood Foreign Press also snubbed Gerwig, in the best director category for ‘Lady Bird.’ Although she did go on to receive Oscar nominations for Best Director as well as Best Original Screenplay for the film. Oscar nominations will be announced January 13, 2020.

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