Some amazing women are nominated as "best actress" and "best supporting actress," and some of their roles this year broke new ground, as feminist (and member of the academy) Marlo Thomas writes in The Huffington Post (although, oddly, most of the photos in the accompanying slide show are of men!).
|It's time we take over the movies|
from the men!!
The men who make the movies always seem surprised when a female-dominated movie, such as "Bridesmaids," does well at the box office. Why are they so surprised? We want to see more than romances--we want to see real women on film!
In 84 years only four women directors have been nominated for Oscars--and only one has won. Check out this enlightening video of the films that missed getting nominated this year...there's a list below the video, in case you want to check them out (like I will do!). Let's support female writers and directors and demand better roles for women in the movies!
Pariah, written and directed by Dee Rees
We Need to Talk about Kevin, co-written and directed by Lynne Ramsay
Circumstance, written and directed by Maryam Keshavarz
Higher Ground, directed by Vera Farmiga
The Future, written and directed by Miranda July
I Will Follow, written and directed by Ava DuVernay
Meek's Cutoff, directed by Kelly Reichardt
In the Land of Blood and Honey, written and directed by Angelina Jolie
The Whistleblower, directed by Larysa Kondracki