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    2013 BAFTA Nominees Include Kathryn Bigelow, Judi Dench, Lynne Ramsay

    On the heels of learning that 4 out of the 5 nominated for BAFTA’s Rising Star Award are women, comes the full list of the 2013 BAFTA awards nominees. Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal and Zero Dark Thirty are there for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture, as is Jessica Chastain for Best...

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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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    New Trailer: Ginger & Rosa - Directed by Sally Potter

    Sally Potter's gorgeous Ginger & Rosa was one of my favorite films from last year's AFI Film Festival. A coming of age story, set during the Cold War, best friends Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) are inseparable until both step outside of their assigned roles within their ...

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    Kathryn Bigelow Nominated for DGA Award

    The Directors Guild of America announced their nominees for film today. Kathryn Bigelow was nominated for Zero Dark Thirty. Bigelow previously won the DGA in 2009 for The Hurt Locker and was the first woman to win the award.

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    Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal Defend Film at NY Film Critics Circle Award Ceremony

    Over the last several weeks the steady drumbeat against Zero Dark Thirty has grown louder and louder.  There's been the discussion that Boal was a bully and Bigelow defered to him on the set and there is a Senate committee looking into how they got the information that made up the screenpla...

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    Guest Post: A Response to "This Woman is Too Fat for Hollywood?"

    Recently Melissa Silverstein at Women and Hollywood wrote a blog entitled "This Woman is Too Fat For Hollywood?" Consider this a response to the aforementioned article.

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    Watch This: Best of 2012: Women in Film

    Check out this extremely cool trailer mashup of women in film from 2012 from Pawn Takes Queen Productions. It features both performances and behind the scenes from some of the best moments women had in film this past year.

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    Cinema Eye Honors Audience Choice Prize Has No Women Nominees

    The Cinema Eye Honors for Non Fiction Filmmaking have announced their 2013 nominees for outstanding achievements in documentary filmmaking.  We were troubled to note that their Audience Choice Prize has no female nominees this year.  This is more than troubling in a year where there was no...

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