DGA Criticized for Women Director Shut Out: Lenny Abrahamson, Julia Hart, and More Speak Out

Directors and film journalists are reacting in fury to the film nominations for the 2019 Directors Guild of America Awards.

The DGA announced nominees earlier today for Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film, and all 10 contenders are men.

Nominees for Feature Film are Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”), Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”), Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”), and Adam McKay (“Vice”).

The nominated directors for First-Time Feature Film are Cooper, Bo Burnham (“Eighth Grade”), Carlos Lopez Estrada (“Blindspotting”), Matthew Heineman (“A Private War”), and Boots Riley (“Sorry to Bother You”).Filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson, who was snubbed by the DGA in 2016 but landed a Best Director Oscar nomination anyway for his drama “Room,” reacted to the nominations by telling his social media followers he was upset with the lack of recognition for two of the year’s most acclaimed women directors: Lynne Ramsay, who earned critical acclaim for “You Were Never Really Here,

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