Little Women is one of the best reviewed movies of the years, but it did score rather few nominations at the Golden Globes, SAGs, and local critic groups.
ONTD icon, and Little Women producer, Amy Pascal thinks male voters are simply not watching the movie:
”I don’t think that [men] came to the screenings in droves, let me put it that way. And I’m not sure when they got their [screener] DVDs that they watched them.”
“[Voters think], These kinds of stories are important to me, and these kinds of stories are less important to me.”
Tracy Letts, who plays Jo's publisher:
“I just don’t understand it. I’m really flummoxed by it. I mean, I’d like to think that there are a lot of other factors for why somebody maybe doesn’t want to tune in, because they…I don’t know, that they’ve seen too many versions of Little Women, it looks too light or too Christmas-y? I don’t know what the hell it is. But please tell me it’s not because it’s a movie about women.
“I just can’t believe we’re still having this fucking discussion where movies by men, and about men, and for men are considered default movies. And women’s movies fall into this separate and unequal category. It’s absurd.”