Little WomenHas been over thirty years in the making, from the very first time Louisa May Alcott and Jo March reached across time and space and made me believe I could be a writer and creator. . . every single person who worked on this film poured their heart and soul into it, and we are all so grateful to the Academy for recognizing the collective effort. ”
“I am so personally proud of each person who worked on the film, and I am bursting with joy for all of them,” Gerwig’s statement concluded.
Ronan and Pugh’s reactions
As for Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh, the actresses were, naturally, disappointed to learn that their colleague and dear friend had not been nominated for her hard work as director on Little Women **********
Pugh’sremarks to Entertainment Weekly yesterdayexpressed the frustration felt by so many. “It’s incredibly upsetting. It’s a shame that it’s still a conversation. [Gerwig’s] literally made a film about this. She made a film about women working and their relationship with money and their relationship with working in a man’s world. ”
“That’s literally whatLittle Womenis about, “Pugh continued,“ so [this] only underlines how important it is – because it’s happening. ”