Gina Prince-Bythewood will 'never get over' The Woman King Oscars snub
Gina Prince-Bythewood has discussed how The Woman King was treated at the Oscars.
While speaking to People for an interview published on Thursday, The Woman King director slammed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for neglecting to nominate the film for a single award at this year's Oscars ceremony.
"I'll never get over it, because what happened was egregious and... it speaks to such a bigger issue in our industry," she told the outlet. "But (it also speaks to) who I am, the people around me, these actors."
The Woman King starred Viola Davis, Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu and Sheila Atim. Davis was nominated for best actress at the Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and BAFTA Film Awards, while Prince-Bythewood was recognised for best director at the Critics Choice and BAFTA Awards. However, the film received zero Oscar nominations.
"We will never take our foot off the gas. We're ready to do something next," Prince-Bythewood said of her team. "We're ready to do something as big, we're ready to do something together. So we always keep that energy no matter what happens."
The director also told The Hollywood Reporter in a February interview that this year's Oscar nominations were "an eye-opener", adding, "Of course I'm disappointed. Who wouldn't be?"