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Little Women: Greta Gerwig's direction creates big emotions and deserved an Oscar

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There are good reasons why Little Women is a remarkable film, which are surely worth honouring.

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women (2019) has received Oscar nominations in several of the same categories as her solo directorial debut, Lady Bird (2017). Most notably, another writing nomination for Gerwig, this time in the adapted screenplay category. However, Little Women, unlike Lady Bird, did not earn her a nomination for best director. The shortlist for that category is, for the 87th time in 92 ceremonies, all male, and some might say, all rather macho to boot.

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