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    Oscar Commentary Round Up

    With everything surrounding this year’s Oscars there has been a wealth of really great commentary out there.

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    Women Deserved Better at the 2013 Oscars

    With Seth McFarlane hosting the Oscars, we here at Women and Hollywood weren’t expecting much. But the sexist, racist, homophobic and completely unfunny spree that McFarlane hosted was even worse than imagined.

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    Watch: All The Oscar Acceptance Speeches From Affleck to Adele

    While some unfortunate folk got ushered offstage aggressively by the "Jaws" playoff music (the genius-or-uncalled-for debate continues), the night's biggest Academy Awards winners stole the show with their great speeches. We gave the nominees some pointers last week with our 10 Best Os...

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    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.

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    Guest Post: What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Aging: An Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker's Conversation-Starter on Women and Aging

    Ten years ago, when I began work on the short documentary that would become Kings Point, issues of aging weren’t really a part of the public discussion. In a way, that helped me: because they were not talking with one another or their children, the subjects of my film—my grandmother&rsqu...

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    Critics and Film Lovers Respond to Kathryn Bigelow Snub

    After Kathryn Bigelow’s name wasn’t announced for Best Director during yesterday’s Oscar nominations, film and entertainment critics as well as movie lovers were outraged causing a vast social media discussion of why Bigelow was snubbed.  Some mentioned sexism, the mostly male...

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    The Academy Snubs Kathryn Bigelow for History Making Second Best Director Nomination

    I sit here ruminating, fulminating and seething, thinking about how Kathryn Bigelow could have been overlooked for a second best director nomination.  I'm pretty sure the people who thought Ben Affleck was also a sure thing are wondering how this could have happened to him.

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    Putting an Oscar Campaign on Your Credit Card

    Oscar nominations close tomorrow (there has been trouble with the on-line voting) and one woman hoping to make the cut is Ann Dowd who has already received accolades for her performance in the creepy (but good) film Compliance. Look at Dowd and you will recognize her. I watched Philadelphia again ...

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    The Women Directed Films That Are Qualified for 85th Academy Awards

    On Friday the Academy released the list of the 282 films that have qualified for best picture.  Animated, Documentaries and Foreign language films are also eligible for best picture if they meet the qualifications.

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    The Academy Picks Family Guy Creator Seth MacFarlane to Host Oscars

    I don't get it. Yes, the Academy wants to make people think that it is hip and young and I understand that, but Seth MacFarlane? The guy who directed Ted (which was a huge hit) and the creative genius behind Family Guy to host the Oscars? I read yesterday that he is only the second host after El...

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