When the nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, held Sunday, were announced, there was a glaring lack of diversity when it came to the visionaries recognized behind the lens.
There were absolutely no female directors nominated—despite female-led films that were deserving. (We’re looking at you, Hustlers and Little Women.)
While being recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hosts the awards ceremony, is hard for White female directors, it’s even more difficult for Black women directors. In fact, Ava DuVernay became the first Black woman to score a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director for a Motion Picture in 2014 for her film, Selma. She was also snubbed this year when she failed to receive a nod for her mini-series, When They See Us.
ESSENCE, who was on the red carpet last weekend, asked actors, producers and directors what men (who often hold the power and the purse strings) can do to ensure inclusivity in Hollywood.
“Each of us as individuals must do our part,” Golden Globe nominee and Pose star Billy Porter said.
Here’s what else Hollywood said when it comes to pushing diversity forward.