​The Oscar Nominees for Best Director Are All Male Again and Twitter Isn't Having It

​The Oscar Nominees for Best Director Are All Male Again and Twitter Isn't Having It
Photo by Wilson Webb via 'Vanity Fair'
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and in a sadly predictable turn of events, the Best Director category featured five male nominees and no women.
 
It seems a particularly glaring omission this year with Greta Gerwig's Little Women in the running — a film that earned nominations in categories like Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Costume Design and Original Score.
 
Gerwig recently spoke out about her similar snub in the Golden Globe nominations. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week, she recounted meeting a number of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association before the ceremony, who all claimed to have voted for her.
 
"Well, you didn't," she said jokingly (but also truthfully). "I didn't get nominated. So maybe one of you did, but it's not possible that all of you did."
 
Other films directed by women that have been overlooked in the directing categories during this awards season include Olivia Wilde's Booksmart, Lulu Wang's The Farewell, Kasi Lemmons's Harriet, Marielle Heller's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Melina Matsoukas's Queen and Slim and Lorene Scafaria's Hustlers, to name just a few.
 
See some of the less than enthusiastic Twitter responses to the Oscars' Best Director nominees below.