- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Emma Stone is being accused of “white feminism” for slighting the minority directors nominated for Academy Awards on Sunday night.

Presenting the award for Best Director, Miss Stone referred to the nominees as “four men and Greta Gerwig,” who directed “Lady Bird.”

Critics say the stunt failed to acknowledge two minority directors who were up for the honor: Jordan Peele for “Get Out” and Guillermo del Toro, who took home the prize for “The Shape of Water.”

The other directors nominated were Paul Thomas Anderson for “Phantom Thread” and Christopher Nolan for “Dunkirk.”

Miss Stone’s quip drew laughs from the audience and was in line with other references to the “Me too” movement at the award ceremony.

In her presentation of the Best Cinematography category, actress Sandra Bullock introduced the nominees as “four men and one trailblazing woman.”

But commenters on social media said Miss Stone’s remark nonetheless missed the mark.

 

 


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