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To the Academy: Consider the Women Directors

To the Academy: Consider the Women Directors

It’s Academy Awards week and the ballots are closed.  While we don’t know the winners yet, one thing we know for sure is that no women have again been nominated for best director.

This is one of the only times of the year when the world is paying attention to the film business, not just movies.  The entire industry is on display this weekend and it is still extremely imbalanced.

This is the second year we have created a video to help make people think about the gender imbalance in Hollywood, especially in the area of directing.

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Korky Day

This kind of problem was solved generations ago. You've heard of best actor and best actress? So now it must be best man director and best woman director! So simple! So over-looked! Exclusively positive results for the Academy and the industry!


Didn't Brave get a nod for Animated Film?


Yeah and how many black directors have been nominated? OH THAT'S RIGHT ONLY 2!!!!! AND HOW MANY HAVE WON? OH YEAH NONE!!!!! Should we make a video for that every year??????

Bonnie Weiss

The trailers I just watched truly looked inviting. Except for the last, they seem to treat loving and relationships as a quality. Maybe the violent ones are the catalyst for the weak-minded to buy and use guns on the innocents of the world. Don't we agree, women know what real love is, maybe only female writers and directors can properly share this in film. HOLLYWOOD, WAKE UP, AS WELL AS YOU MATURE AND INTELLIGENT AUDIENCES. Ask for the good stuff from the studios. Complain, complain, complain!!!

Toledo Troopers

To all the women making films today, check this out. Quite possibly America's greatest untold sports story! Google Toledo Troopers or visit for info. Women playing football in the 1970's, now that's something someone should make a movie about!


I adored "Take This Waltz" — it definitely deserved more attention than it received. Go see this film!

Bob Lobla

With the exception of Bigelow, I would say that nearly all of those films are vastly inferior to what was nominated this year. Not to mention that their production companies don't have the clout or financial resources to properly campaign for the Oscars. I would say be proud that women are entering the world of filmmaking, but don't give undue praise strictly on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, etc. Lana Wachowski wasn't recognized by the Academy even before the transformation, so why should she be judged differently now? Her inclusion in your list is particularly laughable, and sends your argument toppling down.

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