Laura Dern After Academy Award Win: ‘If I Could Give This Oscar to Greta Gerwig, I Would Do It Right Now’

Laura Dern picked up her first Academy Award on Sunday night for her supporting performance in Noah Baumbach’s Best Picture nominee “Marriage Story.” She also starred in another Best Picture nominee, “Little Women,” for director Greta Gerwig.

After her Oscar win, Dern came backstage and spoke to interview press to address the elephant in the room: Where were all the women directors at the Oscars this year?While Gerwig did pick up a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination, she — along with such filmmakers as Lulu Wang (“Farewell-2019-movie-posters/”>The Farewell”), Marielle Heller (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”), and many other women who did standout work this year — was shut out of the Best Director race.

That category wound up with five male nominees.“If I could give this Oscar to Greta Gerwig I would do it right now,” Dern said.

“And Lulu,” she added, referring to the “Farewell” director.

“There’s so many beautiful films.

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