Regina King Fans Upset She Was Snubbed For Best Director Oscar Nomination After Her ‘One Night In Miami’ Directorial Debut
While the Oscars have a record number of female directors it’s recognizing via nominations this year, Regina King isn’t on the list.
This is the first year two women have been nominated for Best Director at the same time (salute to Chloe Zhao of Nomadland and Emerald Fennell of Promising Young Women), but Regina King isn’t a part of it after directing her first film One Night In Miami last year.
Interestingly enough, all three women made history when they were each nominated for Best Director of a Motion Picture Golden Globe (Chloe Zhao took home the award), which makes it even more interesting to some fans that Regina King didn’t receive a nomination for an Oscar this year. Regina King trended on Twitter shortly after the nominations were announced Monday (March 15th), as fans reacted to her getting snubbed.
Regina King didn't receive a best director nom from the Oscars – but she did get a best director nom from the Image Awards & a nom for Entertainer of Year.
The Image Awards air 3/27 on BET. I'll be watching.
Maybe it's time to walk away from caring about the Oscars. pic.twitter.com/HX4ttPSM15
— Clay 'Didn't Hold My Vote Hostage' Cane (@claycane) March 15, 2021
The Academy really woke up and chose violence today. What you mean Regina King wasn’t nominated for Best Director?! pic.twitter.com/ANkqosVa1E
— openly ?lac? c?rca 1983 (@__justkeith) March 15, 2021
The only other thing I want to say about Oscar noms is that I’m sad One Night in Miami didn’t get any Best Picture or Best Director love. Regina King’s debut was one of my favorite movies from these past couple of months. If you have Amazon Prime, definitely still check it out! pic.twitter.com/wOCxalZsm3
— Hannah Hoolihan ? SXSW (@hannah_hoolihan) March 15, 2021
One Night In Miami, written by Kemp Powers, did receive a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Leslie Odom, Jr., who played Sam Cooke in the critically-acclaimed film is also up for Best Supporting Actor.
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