The 88th Academy Awards
Coming to you live from LA!
10. 40 out of 193 nominees are women.
9. Zero nominees are women in the categories of:
Double No bueno!
8. 5 out 8 nominated films for Best Picture have at least one femaleproducer. Muy bien.
The Big Short – Dede Gardner
Bridge of Spies – Kristie Macosko Krieger
Brooklyn – Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey
The Revenant – Mary Parent
Spotlight – Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust
7. Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, are the producers for the Oscar nominated Best Picture movie Brooklyn. Muy, muy bien!
6. 4 out of 5 nominees in Costume are women.
Best Costume Design
Carol – Sandy
Cinderella – Sandy
Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny
The Revenant – Jacqueline West
5. Two Best Original Screenplays are by women:
Inside Out – Meg LeFauve
Straight Outta Compton – Andrea
4. Two Best Adapted Screenplays are by females:
Room – Emma
Carol – Phyllis
3. Best Original Song nominee “Til It Happens To You,” from the film The Hunting Ground is by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga. They were born this way to win!
2. Best Actress nominee Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”) has been acting for 53 years. Nominee Brie Larson (“Room”) has been acting for 8 years, beginning with an appearance in a sketch on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
1. Best Supporting Actress nominee Rooney Mara’s (“Carol”) mother’s family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers football team and her dad’s family founded the New York Giants. Mara is well known for her charity work. She runs Uweza Foundation, which supports empowerment programs for children and families in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.