Oscars 2018 commentary: Inclusion is the theme and promise, but Frances McDormand’s call for more action steals the show

Oscars 2018 commentary: Inclusion is the theme and promise, but Frances McDormand’s call for more action steals the show

Oscars 2018 commentary: Inclusion is the theme and promise, but Frances McDormand’s call for more action – including inclusion riders and more funding for movies by and about women – steals the show.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: A guide to seeing this year’s Oscar-nominated films

WEEK IN WOMEN: A guide to seeing this year’s Oscar-nominated films

Prepare yourself to fully enjoy the 90th Academy Awards by last minute watching of some of the nominated films. Here’s our guide to where you can catch them in theaters or on smaller screens.

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Oscar nominations analysis: 90th Academy Awards marking multiple milestones for women and diversity

Oscar nominations analysis: 90th Academy Awards marking multiple milestones for women and diversity

The 90th Academy Awards seem to be shaping up to be the most diverse ever. In the wake of #OscarsSoWhite, #MeToo and a cavalcade of sexual misconduct scandals brought to light after explosive investigative reports about Harvey Weinstein, the 2018 Oscar nominations marked several milestones for women, African-Americans and transgender people making movies.

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Oscars 2017: ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture; ‘La La Land’ earns 6; Viola Davis makes history

Oscars 2017: ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture; ‘La La Land’ earns 6; Viola Davis makes history

In a twist ending that only Hollywood could dream up, “Moonlight” won best picture Sunday night after a mixed-up finish at the 89th Academy Awards. Viola Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy, a Tony and an Oscar for acting.

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Oscar-nominated ‘Arrival’ screenwriter Eric Heisserer was offered the chance to make the movie much earlier, if he would switch the lead to a man

Oscar-nominated ‘Arrival’ screenwriter Eric Heisserer was offered the chance to make the movie much earlier, if he would switch the lead to a man

Eric Heisserer spent more than a decade trying to get Ted Chiang’s award-winning 1998 sci-fi novella “Story of Your Life” made into a movie. Last year, under the direction of “Sicario’s” Denis Villeneuve, his dream finally arrived in theaters as “Arrival.” But the Oscar-nominated screenwriter says he could have seen it hit theaters much sooner if he was willing to make one major change: Turning the lead into a man instead of a woman.

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2017 Oscars preview: Women set records but are still underrepresented among Oscar nominees

2017 Oscars preview: Women set records but are still underrepresented among Oscar nominees

The 89th Academy Awards will be handed out tonight live on ABC, and for women, this year’s Oscar nominations mean good news and bad news.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: EEOC seeking settlement with Hollywood studios over discrimination charges, while Ellen Burstyn and St. Vincent make directorial debuts

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: EEOC seeking settlement with Hollywood studios over discrimination charges, while Ellen Burstyn and St. Vincent make directorial debuts

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is in settlement talks with the major Hollywood studios to resolve charges that they systemically discriminated against female directors, according to Deadline, while Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn and Grammy-winning rocker St. Vincent join the ranks of women directing for the first time.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: RIP Mary Tyler Moore; Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Lily Tomlin honored; Kristin Chenoweth praises ‘Lion’

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: RIP Mary Tyler Moore; Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Lily Tomlin honored; Kristin Chenoweth praises ‘Lion’

The WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Remember Mary Tyler Moore, Octavia Spencer and Lily Tomlin receive honors, Kristin Chenoweth praises ‘Lion’ for its treatment of adoption, and Kerry Washington urges courage at Sundance.

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Once the feel-good film of awards season, ‘Hidden Figures’ is now a big winner and a big moneymaker

Once the feel-good film of awards season, ‘Hidden Figures’ is now a big winner and a big moneymaker

Throughout this film awards cycle, “Hidden Figures” has been the crowd-pleasing, uplifting fan favorite. This weekend, the fact-based period drama about the African-American women who worked behind the scenes at NASA during the space race won the top prize at the SAG Awards and crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office.

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Oscar nominations break or tie multiple records, with diverse nominees and Meryl Streep’s 20th nod

Oscar nominations break or tie multiple records, with diverse nominees and Meryl Streep’s 20th nod

Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and “La La Land” were among the people and films breaking or tying records when the diverse Oscar nominees were announced today.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Oscar nominations to be announced Tuesday, SAG to honor Lily Tomlin, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman speak out

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Oscar nominations to be announced Tuesday, SAG to honor Lily Tomlin, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman speak out

Oscar nominations to be revealed Tuesday The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards will be announced Tuesday. As previously reported, Oscar winners Brie Larson (Room) and Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) will help announce this year’s Academy Award nominees on Jan. 24. According to the Associated Press, Oscar nominees Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe and Oscar-winning cinematographer […]

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Examining Hollywood’s diversity issues: The Oscars, ‘Ghostbusters’ – and why women in film and on TV matters

Examining Hollywood’s diversity issues: The Oscars, ‘Ghostbusters’ – and why women in film and on TV matters

Geena Davis reminds us why women getting equal representation in movies and television is important, plus the Oscars and ‘Ghostbusters’ offer opportunities for real talk about diversity.

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88th Academy Awards preview: Examining Oscars’ gender imbalance and another good reason Hollywood should embrace diversity

88th Academy Awards preview: Examining Oscars’ gender imbalance and another good reason Hollywood should embrace diversity

The 88th Academy Awards are Sunday, and Hollywood’s lack of diversity and gender balance are taking a bit of the shine off.

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More women earn Oscar nominations in 2016 – but there’s still room for improvement

More women earn Oscar nominations in 2016 – but there’s still room for improvement

More women earn Oscar nominations in 2016 – but there’s still room for improvement when it comes to achieving equality at the movies.

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‘Madding’ lack of women in business on screen – and women directors behind the camera

‘Madding’ lack of women in business on screen – and women directors behind the camera

Brandy McDonnell looks at the ‘Madding’ lack of women business owners on the big screen – and even more maddening statistics about the dearth of women behind the camera.

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Women’s Week: Oscar’s Curse, Girlhood, Female Squeeze and Herzog Hits on Women

Women’s Week: Oscar’s Curse, Girlhood, Female Squeeze and Herzog Hits on Women

Does Oscar contender Boyhood unintentionally highlight a girlhood problem? Richard Linklater’s epic traces the collapse of confidence of a demoralized girl character, Samantha, while exploring the bright future of the young male protagonist Mason, her brother. Meanwhile, two new studies are further fuel for the fire that scorches ambitions of women in the film industry. But on the plus side, Werner Herzog finally gets it – he wants to make more movies with female protagonists. Read on…

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