While the 2018 Oscars showed a lot of love for the top films of the year, there was one film in particular that left the event empty-handed — and that was Lady Bird. Nominated in five categories, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay, the film seemed, at least to its fans, to have a solid chance at nabbing at least one award.
In case you’re still catching up on this year’s Oscar films, Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan, who plays teen Christine McPherson (aka Lady Bird). Noted for being one of the rare coming-of-age films about the female experience, it was written and directed by the extremely talented Greta Gerwig.
The film focuses on Lady Bird’s senior year of high school and highlights the tumultuous relationship she has with her mom, played by Laurie Metcalf. Their hot-and-cold relationship was uber relatable to countless viewers, which is one of the reasons the film resonated so well with audiences.
And while it’s of course a huge honor to be nominated, fans on Twitter weren’t too pleased about the perceived snubs.
At least there’s some good news — being nominated for Best Picture got a lot of people interested in Lady Bird, especially those who accidentally thought it was a historical piece about Lyndon Johnson’s wife. Lol.
Oscar or not, Gerwig and the cast and crew created a film that they should be extraordinarily proud of (because again, they were nominated for FIVE Oscars — and this was Gerwig’s directorial debut).
You’re all winners to us, guys!