Greta Gerwig Reacts to Natalie Portman Calling Out 'All-Male Nominees' at the Golden Globes
By Leena Tailor
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Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig has weighed in on the uproar over all the Best Director nominees being male at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.
While presenting the award, Natalie Portman noted the “all-male nominees” in the category, which was won by Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water.
“I actually didn't hear her say that until the next day because I was backstage to present,” Gerwig said during an appearance on The View on Tuesday. “There were so many great films directed by women this year like Dee Rees' Mudbound and Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman. I really feel that this is going to be the last year that that's true.”
View co-host Whoopi Goldberg then talked about how changing the landscape largely depends on film studios putting up the funds for female directors. Gerwig, 34, noted how they should be more inclined to do so given the financial success of women-led movies like Wonder Woman.
“I feel like Wonder Woman was huge. It's not just that we should do it because we want women to do it – it’s profitable and it's what people want,” she said. “The proof is in the pudding and it's just a matter of time.”
“[As a teen,] I would always get my friends together -- we would put on our thrift store version of formal wear and drink sparkling apple cider and watch the Oscars and I actually still have an Oscar party every year at my house and I still get dressed up,” she shared. “But I've never been there.”