This year’s Oscars’ the best director category is male dominated for the 87th time.
Issa Rae, who was announcing the Oscar nominees, had a dig at the Academy during the broadcast, saying ‘congratulations to those men’ after noticing Gerwig’s snub, Daily Mail reports.
Joker is the leading nominee for the 2020 Oscars having picked up 11 nominations.
Much of the focus so far this award season has been on the lack of women and ethnic minority filmmakers honored.
Only one non-white actor, British star Cynthia Erivo, was nominated this year for her role as U.S. anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman in Harriet.
Scarlett Johansson picked up her first ever nominations in both the best actress category for Marriage Story and best supporting actress for Jojo Rabbit.
The nominees for best actress are: Cynthia Erivo in Harriet; Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story; Saoirse Ronan in Little Women; Charlize Theron in Bombshell; and Renée Zellweger in Judy.
The nominees for best actor are: Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory; Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; Adam Driver in Marriage Story; Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes; and Joaquin Phoenix in Joker.