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Redundant Awards Glitch: Female Directors Left Out Of Oscars 2019 Nominations

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It’s 2019 and we need a lot more than just baby steps at inclusion. Unfortunately, the early year awards season has categorically refused to make any sort of impact. Earlier the Golden Globes 2019 left out all the deserving female directors out of their nominations list. And now, The Oscars 2019 have followed suit by not giving a nod to female directors, or work helmed by female directors. All 8 candidates for the best picture race find their directors in men, and all 5 nominated directors are also men. So if we put this straight, this zero female representation means No Marielle Heller. No Josie Rourke. No Karyn Kusama. And even No Debra Granik.

Oscars 2019 Largely Exclude Significant Female Representation

It would be far to extreme to say that female driven stories failed to make a mark this time around. In fact,this time, there was a bounty of stories by women- for women, several of which even achieved acting nods for their stellar cast. The 91st Annual Academy Awards picked Melissa McMarthy and Richard E. Grant both to run for the lead actor races. “Can You Ever Forgive Me” too, managed to land a screenplay nomination at the Oscars 2019. Yet, despite a lot of unabated jigger jagger, the Academy denied the crime drama of a best picture nomination.  Director Marielle Heller had received a lot of praise for her direction. Sadly; however, the lack of a united creative front caused a lot of bewilderment.

The Sad Story Of Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen Of Scots’s

Josie Rourke, a pioneering name in British theater, failed to gained recognition at the Oscars 2019 nominations too. Her project, Mary Queen Of Scots’s exhibited a very intense quotient of dedication, thorough planning and awareness of subject. However, with The Favorite landing merrier reviews for the same subject, the work and the worker remained largely obscure. The Oscars 2019 instead selected the film for costume and hair and makeup nominations.

Why Were Female Directors Left Out Of Oscars 2019 Nominations?

Even if the Academy weighs a director’s capabilities on the basis of the picture’s critical performance, we are still left with great ambiguity over the absence of Leave No Trace, You Were Never Really Here, Madeline Madeline, and Private Life From the Oscars 2019 race. The greatest challenge for women is not actually landing a nod. In fact, its more about standing out distinctively from male peers. Several movies come with a bunch of creative faces, and it becomes challenging to put a finger on the one actually running the gears

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