The Golden Globes are one of the most prestigious awards in the world and for the upcoming edition, nominations were announced only yesterday. And while the online streaming platforms seem to have dominated the list, there is something else that has upset Charlize Theron. Charlize’s latest film, Bombshell was nominated; however, she spoke up about how no female directors were nominated this time around. Speaking to The Los Angeles Times, the starlet shared that while this year was really good for female directors, none of them were recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which runs the Golden Globes.
Charlize said, “I think it gets really frustrating when 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. 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 got to keep making noise until we’re heard and these stories get recognized.”
The starlet added that while Bombshell is centered on strong women, it was directed by Jay Roach – a man. Having said that, Charlize explained, “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. While women deserve more opportunities, it does not mean that women are the only ones who can tell women’s stories and men can only tell men’s stories. The writer, Charles Randolph, decided on his own decided to take the story on. That’s incredible, and I take my hat off to any man who wants to dedicate two years of their life to something like this.”