WEEK IN WOMEN: Golden Globes Again Snubs Women – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Despite the record number of hit films directed by women, including a number earning widespread critical acclaim, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has affirmed its stance as a boys’ club.

All the recently unveiled nominees in the Best Director – Motion Picture category are men. No women will be competing in the category, even though the awards show will take place in the year 2020, and one might reasonably think the human race and entertainment industry might have evolved past this rather tiresome point.

No Lulu Wang for The Farewell or Alma Har’el for Honey Boy. No Melina Matsoukas Queen & Slim or Greta Gerwig for her adaptation of Little Women.

Worse, there are no films directed by women contending for either Best Motion Picture – Drama or Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. There are no women nominated in Best Screenplay – Motion Picture. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.