Charlize Theron has called out the Golden Globes for the lack of female director nominees. Among the director nominees were, Bong Joon-ho for Parasite, Sam Mendes for 1917, Todd Phillips for Joker, Martin Scorsese for The Irishman, for The Irishman, and Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. The lack of female nomination in director category led many to call out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the lack of female representation, one among who was also Theron.
Talking to the Los Angeles Times, Theron said, ‘’It's really, really tough. And I think it gets really frustrating when we we have to remember that women directors, especially, are just trying to get their numbers up.
‘’They represent 10% of our directors in the industry, and when you have a good year like we had this year with such great work, it is incredibly frustrating."
"No woman wants to get nominated because it's the right thing to do," she continued. "It's really, really ridiculous. It's not cool. It's really hard, and I think it's unfair, and it's why we can't stop this fight. We gotta keep making noise until we're heard and these stories get recognized."
On being asked about her film Bombshell that saw a strong female representation but directed by a man, Charlize answers,
"I do still feel strongly about this: Saying there needs to be more opportunities for women does not necessarily negate what it means for men to be part of our storytelling as well," she shared.
"I believe women should have more opportunities, but I don't want to believe that women are the only ones who can tell women's stories and men can only tell men's stories. I don't think Ava DuVernay would be happy about that. She makes movies about the acquitted Central Park Five."
The last time a woman won an award for best director was in 1984 by Barbra Streisand for Yentl.