It seems like not everyone was impressed by Emma Stone’s shade during the Best director announcement, as she presented the award and said, “These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year.” While some thought that the comment was an essential moment of truth and an opportunity to show the world the importance of female directors in a male dominated film industry, others have taken the issue with it, pointing out that even though Emma did highlight the woman from the bunch, she forgot that the nominees included two men of color in an industry that is again dominated by white men.
They also stated that Emma had taken a whitewashed role in Aloha, in which played a multicultural native Hawaiian woman. Others said that the comment was unnecessary since the category was diverse and it had been made in other award shows earlier. Emma Stone, who won the Oscar last year, for La La Land, is considered one of the best actress’ of her generation and starred in Battle of the sexes last year, in which her performance was critically acclaimed.
But, even if she has recieved criticism from people on twitter, many others were appreciating of her words and tweeted their praises for her. The Hollywood award season has been mired in controversies of the Me too movement and calls for a diverse industry that should be more inclusive to POCs and women.
— emma stone daily (@dailyemmastone) March 5, 2018
Emma Stone taking shots at the Best Director nods is cute because:
A. She said ZIP about Halle Berry showing up in THAT montage twice w/ 0 lines
B. She played an "Asian" in 'Aloha'
C. Peak White feminism
D. The Best Director nods included two MOC
— Clarkisha Kent-Duke: Thrower of Wakandan Wigs (@IWriteAllDay_) March 5, 2018
Hey Emma Stone, I have a Hot take: this directory category didn't need a burn.
— Shannon O'Neill (@spotastic) March 5, 2018
I'm not here for the participation trophies & partial credit some are so eager to give out. Emma Stone made a movie with Woody Allen, played a whitewashed character, and erased the importance of two men of color in a category. But she identified a woman, so…. yay? #Oscars
— April (@ReignOfApril) March 5, 2018
How brave of Emma Stone for calling out the only female nominee by name — as if she's the only one who deserved the nomination. #Oscars
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) March 5, 2018
Peak white feminism from Emma Stone. Pointing out that 4 of the nominees are men while ignoring that 2 of those men are minorities.
— Nik Reed (@REEDandSTUFF) March 5, 2018
Emma Stone didn’t just take an “Asian role.” She played multicultural Native Hawaiian in a movie called ALOHA!
Stop erasing Native Hawaiians from discussions of this white washed film centered on white settlers’ fantasy that used Hawai’i and her people as set dressing.
— ?Fangirl Jeanne? Now with 500% Less Fucks! (@fangirlJeanne) March 5, 2018