Greta Gerwig may have been snubbed of an Oscar nomination for best director, but at least her adaptation of Little Women is thriving.
Among them is Florence Pugh, who was nominated for best supporting actress for her role as Amy March. The 24-year-old celebrated her first Oscar nomination, announced yesterday (January 13), by sharing a before and after photo of the “exact moment” she found out, and she’s topless.
“It’s amazing,” she told Entertainment Weekly after the nominations were announced. “I’m still kind of in shock about being in this caliber of film anyway. It's gone so far and people have loved it so much.”
But she also reacted to Gerwig’s snub for best director, for which all five of the nominations are (unsurprisingly) men. She said: “It’s uncredibly upsetting. She’s literally made a film about this. She made a film about women working and their relationship with money and their relationship to working in a man’s world. That’s literally what Little Women’s about, so (this) only underlines how important it it – because it’s happening.”
Joining Pugh in the supporting actress category is Laura Dern (Marriage Story), Katy Bates (Richard Jewel), Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit), and Margot Robbie (Bombshell).
Little Women was also nominated for best picture, best original music score, best adapted screenplay, and best costume design. Saoirse Ronan, who played the role of Jo March, is nominated for best leading actress.