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Here we go again: #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars

The 2020 Oscar nominations reflects previous troubling trends of a lack of diversity and inclusion.
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"Little Women" director Greta Gerwig at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. Gerwig was snubbed for an Oscar nomination.

NEW YORK — No female directing nominees. Only one acting nominee of color.  

"Congratulations to those men," presenter Issa Rae said after reading the nominees.

Notable snubs in the directing category were Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”), Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”), Marielle Heller (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”), Lorene Scafaria (“Hustlers”), and Alma Har’el (Honey Boy).

Gerwig was previously nominated for “Lady Bird” in 2018. The first female Oscar winner of the directing category was Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurt Locker” in 2010. She remains the only female to win in the category.

The Golden Globes also received backlash this year for its all-male nominated directing category.

Lack of diversity remains an issue for the Oscars. Jennifer Lopez, who was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award for her role in “Hustlers,” was denied a hoped-for supporting actress nod, and Beyoncé wasn't feeling any love for her “Lion King” song.

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Awkwafina (“Parasite”) won best lead actress at the Golden Globes this year, but she was also snubbed and didn’t get an Oscars nom.

Other snubs include “Frozen 2” in the animated feature category, despite the love of little girls everywhere (it got an original song nod.)

And Robert De Niro was not feeling the luck of “The Irishman.” He was left out of his movie's 10-nomination haul; De Niro’s costars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci are both nominated for their supporting roles.

The Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 EST.

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