June 27, 2008

Is the Academy Sexist?

We know that very few movies starring women are made by Hollywood. Now it seems that the stories Academy of Motion Picture Art sand Sciences the organization that runs the Academy Awards continues the industry marginalization of women by inviting only 32 women to join its ranks out of the 105 invitations. That means they invited 73 men.


I also noticed that Ruby Dee who has been working for ages just got her invitation this year. Shameful.

Here are the list of women.

Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose, A Good Year
Ruby Dee – American Gangster, Just Cause
Allison Janney – Hairspray, Juno

Caroline Leaf – Two Sisters, The Street
Suzie Templeton – Peter & The Wolf, Dog

Sheila Nevins

Casting Directors
Ronna Kress – Beowulf, No Reservations

Costume Designers
Isis Mussenden – 10 Items or Less, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Kimberly Peirce – Stop-Loss, Boys Don’t Cry

Nanette Burstein – The Kid Stays in the Picture, On the Ropes
Heidi Ewing – Jesus Camp, The Boys of Baraka
Liz Garbus – Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, The Farm: Angola, USA
Deborah Shaffer – From the Ashes: 10 Artists, Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements

Dana Goldberg

Film Editors
Juliette Welfling – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Science of Sleep

Jan Archibald – La Vie en Rose, The Illusionist
Kate Biscoe – Memoirs of a Geisha, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Jennifer Fox – Michael Clayton, Syriana
Lianne Halfon – June, Ghost World
Karen Murphy – For Your Consideration, Best in Show
JoAnne Sellar – There Will be Blood, Boogie Nights

Public Relations
Stephanie Allen
Suzanne Fritz
Stephanie Kluft

Set Decorators
Katie Spencer – Atonement, Pride & Prejudice
Sandy Reynolds Wasco – Rushmore, Jackie Brown

Alyson Dee Moore – American Gangster, Blood Diamond

Stunt Coordinators
Melissa R. Stubbs – Fido, Along Came a Spider

Visual Effects
Helena Packer – Charlie Wilson’s War, X2

Diablo Cody – Juno
Tamara Jenkins – The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills
Nancy Oliver – Lars and the Real Girl

via Anne Thompson at Variety