Earlier today, the 2019 Golden Globes nominations were announced—and, yet again, the directing category is 100% male. It seems no lesson was learned from last year's ceremony, when Natalie Portman called out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the organization that gives out the awards) live on air for its lack of female nominees in the directing category.
And don't get us wrong: The 2019 Golden Globes Best Director nominees—Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron, Peter Farrelly, Spike Lee, and Adam McKay—are all great talents, but we find it hard to believe there wasn't one female-directed film that was worthy. Actually, we know there was more than one worthy film. So, we put together a list of our favorites from the year, below, to watch throughout awards season. These are all great works done by women, and they all feature complex female characters. Here's hoping we'll see more progress in 2020. Until then, take a look—and add these to your queue, stat.