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The 2019 Golden Globes director nominations aren’t the best when it comes to gender equality. This year all the director nominations are male. This also happened last year. Multiple nominees and winners last year talked about how they thought it was unfair for the female directors who had made amazing movies. In Oprah’s speech, women’s empowerment was a central theme.

I understand that some great films this year were made by male directors, but there are still many un-nominated female directors that made the most extravagant movies, like "Mary Queen of Scots," "The Spy Who Dumped Me" and "A Wrinkle in Time." These directors worked hard to make wonderful movies and they don’t get nominated for their hard work that they spend months and in some cases, even years, to make.

Some people don’t realize how much time and effort it takes to make a movie and get it in theaters. Women are the most hard-working people in this field, and they should be acknowledged more often for everything that they do.

I know that some people wonder why don’t we just have a best female director category. We shouldn’t do that because it just tells the female directors that we have so much pity for them that we need to make a separate category so they can get acknowledged. Women need to be compared equally with men. That’s the only way to truly choose the best director. 

Lauren Hirsch, Normal

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