Patty Jenkins slams Oscars for excluding women from Best Director: ‘I give up’

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Patty Jenkins, wearing Chanel, attends the Chanel and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner

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patty jenkins being vocal about academy Shutting out women from this year’s Best Director nominations.

wonder woman The director, 51, shares his thoughts on the subject Diversity Charles Finch and Chanel at the Pre- Dinner at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday.

,I give up, I give up” she told the outlet. No woman nominated for Best Director, “I say that even with all their push for diversity. The numbers are wildly imbalanced as to who votes for these things. I’ve stopped paying attention to it.”

Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot

Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot

Clay Enos/Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection On the set of Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

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“It’s still going to have a long way to go,” Jenkins said. “It’s really going to take a lot to see more diverse awards. I really appreciate the effort they’re putting in but we have a long way to go.”

Women directors whose films were nominated in other categories included Charlotte Wells, who were left out of the category.after noon) and Sarah Polley ,woman talking, Gina Prince-Bythewood‘S lady kingChinoni Chukwu As far as and Maria Schrader’s He said were also not recognised.

,This award season was an eye openerPrince-Bythewood told hollywood reporter In a piece exploring his response to the nomination on Tuesday, that did not include Lady King’s Viola Davis for Best Actress, although she was recognized by every major frontrunner including BAFTA and SAG.

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"the woman king" Director Gina Prince-Bythewood arrives at the tribute screening of CGV San Francisco 14 on October 12, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood arrives at the tribute screening of “The Woman King” at CGV San Francisco 14 on October 12, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

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In-spite of this lady kingDue to the lack of recognition from the Academy, Prince-Bythewood cited the film’s positive reviews from critics and audiences, as well as “groundbreaking and historic” global box office numbers, as reasons why his film was a success, earning the film $100 million. Will earn ,

“But the Academy made a very loud statement, and for me to remain silent is to acknowledge that statement,” she said. theart, “So I agreed to speak on behalf of black women whose work, dismissed in the past, is now dismissed, like Alice Diop and St. Omer,” Chinoni Chukwu And As far as — and for those who haven’t set foot on set yet.”

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Prince-Bythewood explained to the trade that she does not think it is appropriate to say so lady king Even after the Oscar-nominated film “hit all the supposed markers” it was completely shelved from the upcoming awards show.

“It is a reflection of where the Academy stands and the constant vacillation between black excellence and recognition,” she said. “And, sadly, this is an issue in every industry, not just Hollywood.”

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Meanwhile, Jenkins was poised to helm rogue squadron, a spinoff story about the Rebel Alliance starfighters from the franchise. It was originally slated for a December 2023 release from Disney, but was pulled off schedule in September, Diversity Reported last week. A source told the outlet that rogue squadron no longer in development,