Female Representation at the Oscars


So, as has been widely reported, this is the first time in 8 YEARS that a woman, Greta Gerwig, has been nominated for best director, and only the fifth time that a woman has ever been nominated for best director. I loved “Lady Bird” and I’m really happy to see that it got so many nominations–especially its screenplay, which was so witty but also a total tearjerker. (The picture above pretty much sums up my mood while watching it.) Here’s a round up of women nominated in other categories (excluding acting):

Greta Gerwig for Best Director, “Lady Bird.” Gerwig was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and “Lady Bird” was also nominated for Best Picture.

Vanessa Taylor, Co-Writer for Best Original Screenplay, “The Shape of Water”

Emily V. Gordon, Co-Writer for Best Original Screenplay, “The Big Sick”

Dana Murray (Produceer) for Best Animated Short, “Lou”

Dee Rees for Best Adapated Screenplay, “Mudbound”

Rachel Morrison for Best Cinematography, “Mudbound”

Agnès Varda, Rosalie Varda for Best Documentary Feature, “Faces Places”

Laura Checkoway for Best Documentary Short, “Edith+Eddie”

Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon for Best Documentary Short, “Heroin(e)”

Kate Davis for Best Documentary Short, “Traffic Stop”

Katja Benrath for Best Live Action Short Film, “Watu Wote/All of Us”

Ildikó Enye, director of “On Body and Soul,” nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

Tatiana S. Riegel for Film Editing, “I, Tonya”

Mary H. Ellis for Sound Mixing, “Baby Driver”

Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer for Production Design, “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Darkest Hour

Alessandra Querzola for Production Design “Blade Runner 2049”

Mary J. Blige for Original Song, “Mighty River” from “Mudbound”

Diane Warren w/ Common for Original Song “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall”

Jacqueline Durran for Costume Design, “Darkest Hour” and “Beauty and the Beast”

Consolata Boyle for Costume Design, “Victoria and Abdul”


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