‘Wonder Woman’ fans are, to put it mildly, unhappy, with director Patty Jenkins being snubbed by the Golden Globes. The director was not included on the list of nominees for the Golden Globes’ Best Director. And her fans are not taking it lying down!
Fans have taken to Change.org to start a petition to have Jenkins’ name added to the nominee list, noting the uphill battle women directors face in trying to succeed in Hollywood. The petition reads:
“In an industry with glaring gender disparities, the Golden Globes ought to honor women who have gone above and beyond to cultivate success. The roadblocks women face in an industry dominated by male decision makers are not to be ignored, and the success of this film proved that Jenkins is an artisan who can move audiences to places of awe, tears, and inspiration.”
The petition currently has 5,664 supporters out of it’s stated goal of 6,000. As the petition mentions, ‘Wonder Woman’ was a record-breaking film and earned over $821 million at the box office worldwide. The film had the biggest domestic opening of all time for a female director.
The directors nominated for a 2018 Golden Globe were Guillermo del Toro (‘The Shape of Water’), Martin McDonagh (‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,’ ‘Missouri’), Christopher Nolan (‘Dunkirk’), Ridley Scott (‘All the Money in the World’), and Steven Spielberg (‘The Post’).
‘Wonder Woman’ is now available on home media, and ‘Wonder Woman 2’ opens on November 1, 2019.
‘Justice League’ is now playing in theaters and will be followed in the DC Extended Universe by ‘Aquaman’ on December 21, 2018, ‘Shazam’ on April 5, 2019, ‘Cyborg’ in 2020, and ‘Green Lantern Corps’ in 2020.