In Hollywood, Todd Phillips for Joker, Martin Scorsese for The Irishman and Bong Joon Ho for Parasite - didn't include any of them. Though director Greta Gerwig scored a nod for Best Adapted Screenplay, she was shut out of the Best Director category.
Had she been nominated, Gerwig would have been the first woman in history to be nominated for best director twice.
Immediately after sharing that news, Rae deadpanned, "Congratulations to those men".
Lina Wertmüller was the first woman ever nominated for Best Director, for 1977's Seven Beauties.
However, she was really happy that the movie has been nominated in other major categories like Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay. The backlash was immediate after the nominations were read, with viewers flooding Twitter with angry messages directed at the Academy.
For an award ceremony that seems to pride itself on relevancy, this year's nominations are frankly boring.
Bigelow is the only woman to win best director in the 90-year history of the Academy Awards.
Ten years later, Sofia Coppola was nominated for Lost in Translation in 2003.
Despite Oscar recognition for Jordon Peele's directorial debut "Get Out", his sophomore film "Us" was missing from the nominations round up.
At the 2017 Emmys, Issa told a reporter that she was only looking for Black folks to take home trophies at the ceremony. Only Kathryn Bigelow has won, in 2010 for The Hurt Locker.
While announcing the nominees for this year's Oscar's with John Cho, Rae called out the fact that there were no women on the ticket.
The actress received a lead actress nod for her heartbreaking portrayal of a woman whose marriage falls apart in Noah Baumbach's drama "Marriage Story" and a supporting actress nomination as a German mother secretly working against Hitler's Nazi regime during WWII in Taika Waititi's quirky comedy "Jojo Rabbit".
Prior to the Academy Award nominations, Greta Gerwig was similarly snubbed at the Golden Globes.
Little Women star Florence Pugh reacted to her first Oscar nomination in the most hilarious way.
For her part, the film's director herself is expressing no outrage or sadness at being overlooked for a directorial nomination.