Barbie director Greta Gerwig received her first best director Golden Globe nomination Monday, following years past in which she was snubbed for her films Lady Bird and Little Women.
Gerwig was nominated alongside Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer), Celine Song (Past Lives), Martin Scorsese (Killers of the Flower Moon), Bradley Cooper (Maestro) and Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things). Gerwig also received a best original screenplay nomination alongside Noah Baumbach for Barbie. In total, Barbie received nine nominations, including best musical or comedy, best actress for Margot Robbie and best supporting actor for Ryan Gosling.
In the history of the Globes, just nine women have been nominated for directing. Barbra Streisand, Zhao and Jane Campion are the only women who have won the award. Streisand, receiving the award in 1984 for Yentl, became the first woman to win.
In 2014, Gerwig was nominated for her performance in Frances Ha, and in 2018 she received a nod for her Little Women screenplay.
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The 81st annual Golden Globe Awards will air live from the Beverly Hilton on CBS and stream on Paramount+ on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. Though a host has yet to be announced, Emmy-winning producers Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner are set to serve as showrunners, with Weiss set to direct.