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Golden Globes' snubbing of female directors derided

No female directors were nominated for this year's Golden Globes and it was a hot topic of conversation on the show's red carpet.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “Hustlers” director Lorene Scafaria says “a lot has changed for the better” for women in the movie industry, but the absence of female directors nominated at the Golden Globes shows that “things have been slow to catch up.

Scafaria spoke from the red carpet before the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday in Beverly Hills. Hers is among several movies including “The Farewell,” “Little Women” and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” that scored nominations, but not for the women who directed them.

“We need storytellers who have a different perspective,” Scafaria said. “But we need awards like this to highlight us.”

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Mark Duplass of the Apple Plus TV series “The Morning Show,” who is himself a film director, says the snubbing of women is just wrong.

“I went on Instagram to congratulate all the female director nominees,” he said from the carpet. “But then I said ‘Oh, wait. They didn’t get nominated this year.’”

Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Lorene Scafaria arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)