‘Honey Boy’ Director Alma Har’el Questions Splitting Best Director Into Gendered Categories

Published on Jan 16, 2020

‘Honey Boy’ Director Alma Har’el Questions Splitting Best Director Into Gendered Categories

Alma Har’el was one of the most vocal directors to speak out after the Golden Globes shut out women in the Best Director race, and now she’s written a guest post for Entertainment Weekly in reaction to the Oscars similarly shutting out female filmmakers for Best Director. The Academy Award nominees in 2020 are Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”), Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), Todd Phillips (“Joker”), Sam Mendes (“1917”), and Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”).

Har’el writes it’s time to consider creating a new Oscars directing category to ensure greater inclusivity, pointing to ceremonies such as the Indie Spirit Awards, the Hollywood Critics Awards, and the Directors Guild of America awards that all give out a Best First Feature prize. Har’el is nominated for the DGA Best First Feature prize this year for “Honey Boy.”

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Author: Zack Sharf