HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Gender & Orientation » Feminists (Group) » Oscar Misogyny...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:33 AM

Oscar Misogyny...

Women's Media Center: This year, 140 men were nominated for Academy Awards, compared to 35 women. Oscar's misogyny continues.


http://crooksandliars.com/

5 replies, 1100 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to monmouth3 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:48 AM

1. How is that even possible?

Only 25% nominated are women, when most movies seem to have more or less and equal number of men and women involved. Either men are just faaar better actors, or these scripts are being written with the best roles favouring men. I'm not saying this very well ..... but this is really messed up.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to polly7 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:00 AM

2. Agreed. It's very messed up. I notice even on sites like Hollywood Reporter, it's all about the

men. So many wonderful women actors with very little mention..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to monmouth3 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:06 AM

3. One of the women receiving an Oscar needs to do a Michael Moore

and ask some questions. She'd possibly be blackballed for it though.

So unfair.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to polly7 (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:20 AM

4. I think the main answer is what the Bechdel test (posted half a page or so down) shows.

Female characters are often not fully developed and are male defined more often than not.

How can an actress stand out if her character is such a shallow joke of a person. Compare most roles for women to the roles of women in the Good wife, for instance. There is no comparison.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to stevenleser (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:01 PM

5. The categories are seperate though

Best actor, Best actress etc so they are not competing against each other.

This large gender difference in the number of noms and awards has to be due to all the other categories like best director, sound editor, cinematography etc. So the question is how does Hollywood attract more women into the technical, behind the camera jobs that have been traditionally dominated by men.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread