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Oscars

Tig Notaro to Host Oscars 2016? Yes Please.

Now that Sunday’s fanfare has begun to die down, comedian Tig Notaro has started a campaign to be next year’s Oscar host. Read More »

Dames of Champagne: Meet the Women Behind Award Season’s Favorite Drink

During Awards Season, it seems every luncheon and dinner on the Oscars campaign trail overflows with champagne, the traditionally decadent, bubbly alternative to wine. Read More »

Top 5 Moments for Women at the Oscars

Hear how Patricia Arquette brought the crowd to their feet and #AskHerMore brought substance to the red carpet. Read More »

Alfre Woodard Hosted a Star-Studded Oscars Party

The event honored Hollywood women of color, and it looked like the best night ever.  Read More »

MAKERS' Red Carpet Questions for the Women of the Oscars

Hollywood's red carpet is a chance for fans to meet the industry's biggest stars. But often, the only thing we learn is who designed their dress and diamonds. Read More »

The Women Behind the Scenes of Oscar Nominated Movies

While we love the actors who star in this year’s greatest films, a big part of MAKERS’ philosophy is celebrating women behind-the-scenes. Without them, movies wouldn’t get financed, actors would go naked, and soundtracks might not make us cry. With them, these cinematic experiences are complete. Read More »

Oprah Threw a House Party Just to Meet Ava DuVernay

When Oprah was introduced to filmmaker Ava DuVernay's work, she knew immediately they would be friends. She just had to find a chance for them to meet. Read More »

All You Need to Know About #AskHerMore

During this year’s awards season, a group of organizations and publications have started a rally against the age-old tradition of red carpet pageantry. Gathered under the slogan “Ask Her More,” the campaign aims to address the sexist double standard of red carpet questions.  Read More »

The Strength of 1963 Oscar Winner Patricia Neal in the Words of Her Daughter

One of the many amazing things about gathering this collection of stories from the MAKERS in America is hearing about their legacy. Read More »

FilmMAKERS: 5 Views on Women in Film-- Past, Present and Future

The pinnacle of awards season is The Academy Awards, celebrating the year's achievements in film. At MAKERS, we think this is the perfect time to honor women in film who have proved themselves leaders and innovators in the industry. While there is much debate about the ratio of men to women when it comes to awards in the film industry, there is absolutely no question about the impact women have made on the past and future of filmmaking. Today's playlist features thoughts on the past, present and future for women in film from MAKERS (and also filmMAKERS) Nora Ephron, Diane English, Miranda July, Sara Lamm, and Tiffany Shlain. Read More »