Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Steven Spielberg Believes Women Will Get 'Several' Best Director Oscar Nominations

Steven Spielberg Believes Women Will Get 'Several' Best Director Oscar Nominations

Just a week after announcing that she and husband Ryan Piers Williams are expecting their first child together, Ferrera showed off her bump while walking the red carpet at Sunday night's awards show with fellow #TimesUp supporter Natalie Portman.

"'And here are the all male nominees.' Natalie Portman calls it for what it is", she tweeted.

Guillermo del Toro was then announced as the victor, for his film "The Shape of Water" - which is one of the many Golden Globes-winning movies that still isn't out in the UK. We have some fantastic women that have come forward, you know Mudbound and Lady Bird.

The last woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director was Barbra Streisand who mentioned that very fact on stage during the awards.


"What could you say?" As a human being equally upset at the treatment of women in Hollywood, this was probably one of the best moments of the year.

"I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon", Oprah said.

The five nominated directors had the grace to look somewhat sheepish in the aftermath. We have some awesome women that have come forward, you know Mudbound and Lady Bird This is a pretty incredible year, and I think you'll be seeing some nominations. Although that might not have set well with everyone, Nicole Kidman set the tone when she spoke about portraying a character in Big Little Lies that "represents something that is in the center of our conversation right now: abuse".

In the same interview, ET tapped Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman-which happens to be the highest-grossing film directed by a woman and the highest-grossing superhero origin movie of all time-to hear her thoughts. "The three highest-grossing films a year ago were all carried by women". Del Toro had been nominated in the category alongside Martin McDonagh for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", Christopher Nolan for "Dunkirk", Ridley Scott for "All The Money in the World", and Steven Spielberg for "The Post".

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