NEW YORK, NY – Once again, it was #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars.
"Congratulations to those men," said presenter Issa Rae pointedly, after the announcement of an all-male directors slate. Denied were contenders like Greta Gerwig, director of “Little Women,” and Lulu Wang of “The Farewell.”
Continuing another troubling trend that the Oscars cannot seem to shake: In the acting nominations, it was almost #OscarsSoWhite, with Cynthia Erivo of “Harriet” the only acting nominee of color out of 20 nods. Golden Globe winner Awkwafina ("The Farewell") was denied a chance at an Oscar.
And it was a tough morning for high-wattage stars like Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Robert De Niro. All were overlooked.
Some of the key snubs:
At age 50, Jennifer Lopez has been having quite the moment lately, and her much-buzzed about performance in “Hustlers” was touted as her best chance for an Oscar. Alas, it was not to be. Though she was nominated for a Golden Globe and other awards this year, and had received the best reviews of her career for her role as a New York stripper, JLo missed out on a nomination Monday.
... AND NO BEY?!