Greta Gerwig can’t stop crying about “Lady Bird’s” Oscar nominations, and the feelings are real
In case we haven’t made it clear yet, we are completely (and forever will be) obsessed with Lady Bird, the poignant coming-of-age film written and directed by the amazing Greta Gerwig, and starring the ever-so-lovely Saoirse Ronan.
With a moving and relatable story and authentic performances, Lady Bird managed to clinch win after win this awards season, taking home multiple awards including (but not limited to) a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical and Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan, a National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for Laurie Metcalf, and a Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Filmmaker for Greta Gerwig.
And it doesn’t end there. Lady Bird has once again soared high, snagging five Oscar nominations this morning, January 23rd: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Ronan), and Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf). Naturally, we’re ugly-crying and jumping out of happiness over the film’s well-deserved noms.
And it turns out that Greta is too!
“I’ve been in various states of laughing and crying and yelling with joy, and you’re the next person I’m doing that to! Gerwig told Entertainment Weekly. “I apologize if I descend into something that doesn’t make any sense because I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it!
Well, Greta, believe it, because you totally deserve it!
With this nomination, she goes down in history as the fifth female director ever to be nominated in the Best Director category. And she wants to give credit to all the female filmmakers who gave her the courage to do what she loves.
"I remember when Sofia Coppola was nominated and how much that meant to me. I remember when Kathryn Bigelow won and what that felt like, and I feel like those women are the reason I was able to do this."
"When I think about it — and I think about women of all ages — I hope that they look at this and they think, ‘I’m going to go make my movie.' I just keep feeling like I want more female storytellers and I want it quite selfishly because I want to see their stories. I want to watch their movies.
More than anything, she says she wants to celebrate the Lady Bird nominations with the cast and crew.
The team that worked so hard in producing such an outstanding film.
“Everyone who worked on this movie poured so much into it. That [Best Picture] nomination is a recognition of all of them, and I wish I could get them all together and cry into their faces, she said. “I just love movies so much. This is amazing.
To be sure, Greta. And also, YOU’RE amazing.