Where Were All the Women At the Oscars?
If you tuned in to watch the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night, you may have noticed the striking shortage of female nominees and winners.
While this year's nominations were definitely more inclusive in terms of race — with a record of 7 out of 20 acting nominees earned by people of color — that same inclusivity was not reflected across genders.
Last year's #OscarsSoWhite quickly became this year's #OscarsSoMale, highlighting yet another issue of representation in Hollywood.
This is particularly true for women in non-acting roles, according to a study conducted by Variety. The study emphasized that men made up 80 percent of this year's "non-acting nominees across 19 categories."
Overall, this means a drop of two percentage points for female creators, according to an analysis by the Women's Media Center seeing as though "No female directors were nominated and only one female screenwriter, Allison Schroeder, was recognized for her work — co-authoring the 'Hidden Figures' script."
But, of course, women cannot be nominated for awards if they are just not being recognized or given roles. In fact, the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film found that women comprised "only 17 percent of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the highest grossing films of 2016."
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