La La Land leads with 14 noms, tying the record previously set by All About Eve in 1950 and Titanic in 1997. [Hollywood Reporter]
NO WOMEN are nominated for best director. Again.
The fact that a woman hasn’t been nominated for the best director Oscar in seven years falls in line with the systemic gender equality problems Hollywood has not only in regard to award show representation, but also in opportunities for female filmmakers.
[…] The lack of representation is an issue that has reverberated throughout Hollywood for decades and, unfortunately, doesn’t seem to be improving. (It should also be noted that women of color suffer less representation than white women.) Out of the top 250 highest-grossing films at the domestic box office in 2016, only 7 percent had female directors, according to a study released by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.
We’ll also ignore that gender pay equality remains a problem in the entertainment division of films.
Best Picture Nominations:
Arrival (Produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder and David Linde)
Fences (Produced by Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black)
Hacksaw Ridge (Produced by Bill Mechanic and David Permut)
Hell or High Water (Produced by Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn)
Hidden Figures (Produced by Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams and Theodore Melfi)
La La Land (Produced by Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt)
Lion (Produced by Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder)
Manchester by the Sea (Produced by Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck and Kevin J. Walsh)
Moonlight (Produced by Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner)
Meryl Streep snagged her 20th Oscar nomination.
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