Quentin Tarantino, the rare white male filmmaker who is good at writing roles for women and diverse people, was asked by a magazine why there aren't any female directors (Katherine Bigelow aside) getting the kind of acclaim that he gets. His response: Nancy Meyers' The Intern was one of the best films of 2016.

Said Tarantino:

It does seem to be to some degree there’s a boom or bust aspect when it comes to Hollywood when it comes to female directors. There becomes an era when there’s a lot working then that settles down and there’s a dry period – but frankly – maybe I’m just talking shit because the thing is there are female directors. Maybe they’re not being the ones that are being asked to be on the Hollywood Reporter roundtable. One of my favourite movies this last year was Nancy Meyers’ The Intern. They’re not considering that for the Oscars even though I think Robert De Niro gave one of the best performances this year in that movie. I thought the script was actually one of her best. Right up there with It’s Complicated. They’re not asking her to be part of the discussion.

Sources: Metro Magazine