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Openly LGBT vs. Female Director & Screenplay Oscar Nominees

Openly LGBT vs. Female Director & Screenplay Oscar Nominees

To coincide with this article I wrote for indieWIRE yesterday about Oscar and the gays, I figured I’d relay some lists to supplement some trends I suggested in the article… So here’s a comparative study of at least semi-openly LGBT (though, really just G) representation in Oscar nominations with female representation with Oscar nominations in the best director and screenplay categories. All these lists could find some major additions this year.

Best Director:

LGBT:
Pedro Almodovar, Talk To Her
Stephen Daldry, The Hours
Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Rob Marshall, Chicago
John Schlesinger, Sunday Bloody Sunday
John Schlesinger, Midnight Cowboy*
John Schlesinger, Darling
Gus Van Sant, Good Will Hunting
Gus Van Sant, Milk

10 of 405 nominees = 2.46%

Women:
Jane Campion, The Piano
Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
Lina Wertmüller, Seven Beauties

3 of 405 nominees = 0.70%

Best Screenplay (1990-2008 only):

LGBT:
Pedro Almodovar, Talk To Her*
Alan Ball, American Beauty*
Alan Bennett, The Madness of King George
Dustin Lance Black, Milk*
Bill Condon, Chicago
Bill Condon, Gods and Monsters*
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes
Todd Haynes, Far From Heaven
Tony Kushner, Munich
Ron Nyswaner, Philadelphia

11 of 180 nominees = 6.1%

Women:
Shari Springer Berman (with Robert Pulcini), American Splendor
Jane Campion, The Piano*
Diablo Cody, Juno*
Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation*
Nora Ephron (with David S. Ward), Sleepless in Seattle
Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski, Fried Green Tomatoes
Susannah Grant, Erin Brokovich
Agnieszka Holland, Europa Europa
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Tamara Jenkins, The Savages
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Howards End*
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, The Remains of the Day
Becky Johnston (with Pat Conroy), The Princes of Tide
Callie Khouri, Thelma & Louise*
Kim Krizan and Julie Delpy (with Ethan Hawke & Richard Linklater), Before Sunset
Elaine May, Primary Colors
Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl
Diana Ossana (with Larry McMurty), Brokeback Mountain*
Sarah Polley, Away From Her
Kirsten Sheridan and Naomi Sheridan (with Jim Sherdian), In America
Robin Swicord (with Eric Roth), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Emma Thompson, Sense and Sensibility*
Nia Vardalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Fran Walsh (with Peter Jackson), Heavenly Creatures
Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens (with Peter Jackson), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens (with Peter Jackson), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

At least part of 26 of 180 nominees = 14.4%

*-won the Oscar

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