Hey, Golden Globes: Where Our Women Directors At?
Behind the camera, however is a different story. Best Director nominations in all the major awards have gone entirely to men -- talented men, the likes of Scorcese, Allen, and Spielberg, but a group made up of only men all the same. We're not saying films like The Artist and Midnight in Paris aren't deserving of attention. It's just, well, where our ladies at, directorially speaking?
Making some damn good movies, it turns out. And they deserve a little love too. Here's our pick of women we wish we could see in the awards show nominee montages in the coming months.
Tilda Swinton nabbed a handful of nominations for her role in We Need To Talk About Kevin, but the creepy-crawly feeling you get about the mother-son relationship in the film isn't down to her alone. Ramsay not only directed this thriller, she also wrote it -- and she managed to stop us from wanting to laugh at John C. Reilly at all times, which is a huge accomplishment in itself.
First-time director Leigh didn't hold much back putting together Sleeping Beauty, a stylized, modern version of the fairy tale feminists love to hate. In this version, poor college student Lucy gets a job that knocking herself out with drugs and letting dudes have their way with her -- until she gets curious about what's actually happening while she's asleep, and wakes her own damn self up. The film manages to be stark and ornate all at once. And if you don't want to take our word for it, consider that this one comes with Jane Campion's stamp of approval.