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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Femme-centric STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS dominates box-office over Golden Globes earner THE REVENANT

Femme-centric STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS dominates box-office over Golden Globes earner THE REVENANT

Star Wars: The Force Awakens took top North American box office for its fourth weekend, grossing $41.6 million from 4,134 theaters for a total $812 million. It’s the first movie to cross $800 million in the U.S., and it’s got a female leading character who is central to the plot. This is the third year in a row that the top-grossing movie of the year has featured a female main character. It even bested this year’s Golden Globes big winner, the gritty mostly-male survival tale, The Revenant, and other Golden Globe grabbers.

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Alliance of Women Film Journalists members celebrate big achievements in 2015 – if only there were more women film critics to celebrate

Alliance of Women Film Journalists members celebrate big achievements in 2015 – if only there were more women film critics to celebrate

Alliance of Women Film Journalists members celebrate big achievements in 2015 – if only there were more women film critics to celebrate. The ongoing discussion about the need to level the playing ground for women working in Hollywood is expanding to include those working in the documentary arena, and in film criticism. Looking ahead to 2016, the fight for equality in the film industry continues.

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