The Academy Showed a Lot of Love for Women, But “Wonder Woman” Was Snubbed


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This past year has been a very important one for women in Hollywood and beyond.  And that’s reflected in the Academy’s choices.  This year’s nominees tied a record for most ever female nominees.

Forty women received nominations in competitive categories OUTSIDE of acting this year, including nominations in traditionally male-dominated areas such as cinematography, directing, and film editing.

Here’s a rundown:

1.  “Lady Bird” director Greta Gerwig is just the fifth woman in 90 years to be nominated for Best Director, following Lina Wertmüller for “Seven Beauties” in 1976, Jane Campion for “The Piano” in 1993, Sofia Coppola for “Lost in Translation” in 2003…

And Kathryn Bigelow, who was the ONLY woman to ever win, when she took home the award for “The Hurt Locker” in 2009.  Speaking of that, Greta is the first woman to be NOMINATED since Kathryn’s win eight years ago.

2.  This marks just the second time in Oscar history that three women are nominated for Best Original Screenplay.  And Dee Rees from “Mudbound” became just the second African-American woman to receive a screenwriting nomination…after Suzanne de Passe for “Lady Sings the Blues” in 1972.

3.  Rachel Morrison became the first and only woman to ever be nominated for Best Cinematography for “Mudbound”.  She’s also the cinematographer for the upcoming “Black Panther” movie.

4.  Mary H. Ellis became just the sixth woman nominated for sound mixing for her work on “Baby Driver”…and Tatiana S. Riegel got her first Oscar nomination for film editing.

5.  The Academy even gave some women TWO nominations, Jacqueline Durran was nominated twice in Best Costume Design for “Beauty and the Beast” and “Darkest Hour.”

Also, Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer were nominated twice in Best Production Design for the same two movies.

6.  But not ALL women felt the love from the Academy.  “Wonder Woman” was shut out, even in the technical categories, despite being one of the highest grossing movies of the year.  Holly Hunter wasn’t nominated for “The Big Sick,” Michelle Williams wasn’t nominated for “All the Money in the World,” and Tiffany Haddish didn’t get anything for “Girls Trip.”


There are more snubs, here, here, and here.

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