Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The motion picture academy is still anti-woman

Despite last year's win for The Hurt Locker's director Kathryn Bigelow, there still exists in the motion picture world a definite anti-female bias. That came to light yesterday when the Producers Guild announced its list of 10 nominees for best picture. Only one of the 10, The Kids Are All Right, was directed by a woman. Winter's Bone, the second best picture of the year after The Social Network, and also directed by a woman, was criminally omitted. I hope I'm wrong, but I'm betting the Motion Picture Academy will follow suit and nominate only one of these two films, although I'm not ready to bet on which one it will be. Apparently there's room for only one woman in the all-male movie club.

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