"Congratulations to those men," said presenter Issa Rae pointedly, after the announcement of an all-male directors slate. Denied were contenders like Greta Gerwig, director of “Little Women,” and Lulu Wang of “The Farewell.”
Continuing another troubling trend that the Oscars cannot seem to shake: In the acting nominations, it was almost #OscarsSoWhite, with Cynthia Erivo of “Harriet” the only acting nominee of color out of 20 nods. Golden Globe winner Awkwafina ("The Farewell") was denied a chance at an Oscar.
And it was a tough morning for high-wattage stars like Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Robert De Niro. All were overlooked.
Some of the key snubs: