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Greta Gerwig came early to the Golden Globes and ate all the soup

Though she wasn’t nominated, the Little Women director cleaned up

Greta Gerwig, to much surprise and uproar from fans, was very noticeably snubbed across this awards season so far – her latest film Little Women received a dearth of nominations at the Golden Globes, and Gerwig herself was left out of the Oscar’s Best Directors category, which this year is comprised solely of – you guessed it – men.  

But it turns out Gerwig may have been the real winner. In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the director said she arrived at the Golden Globes early with her partner Noah Baumbach, who was nominated for his film Marriage StoryShe recalls sitting alone in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton after clapping back at members of the Hollywood Foreign Press association on the red carpet. 

“They all were like, ‘We voted for you,’ and I was like, ‘Well, you didn’t because I didn’t get nominated’” Gerwig teased. “‘So, maybe one of you did, but it’s not possible that all of you did’”.

Luckily, there was another opportunity to clean up at the awards ceremony: by rescuing all the uneaten soup at her table. “I ate so many people’s soups because they were gonna take them away before people arrived and I was like, ‘I gotta eat all this soup!’ It’s a problem”, she said. 

Speaking on BBC Radio 4 earlier this month about the lack of female nominees at the Oscars, Gerwig said: “It’s a real bummer”. “There’s so much beautiful work by women this year that you’d love to see it acknowledged by anyone who has trophies to give out. You hope that they give them to some ladies.”

While Hollywood clearly still has a very long way to go in terms of inclusivity across both gender and race, free food is never a bad consolation prize.