The Women Who Weren't (and Maybe Should Have Been) Nominated for Oscars

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[Editor's note: It's the same old story. Every year at the Oscars we hope to see another Kathryn Bigelow or Barbra Streisand or Sofia Coppola grab the film industry's top honors. Yet as Melissa Silverstein laments at Indie Wire, women got shut out again. So she decided to honor these unrecognized and talented women anyway.--Mona]

She writes:

Because the world is paying attention to Hollywood in a bigger way this week there is an opportunity to raise awareness about gross inequities in the business. So we here at Women and Hollywood are taking this opportunity to say that THERE NEED TO BE MORE WOMEN CONSIDERED FOR BEST DIRECTOR.

So we put together this video (it's only a little over a minute) highlighting some of the women directed films from this past year that were passed over. We're not trying to say that all of them should have been nominated (though we think a couple of them should have), what we are trying to say is that we have to find a way to get women directors into these conversations.


Image: © Todd Wawrychuk/AMPAS/ZUMA Press/

Did you see any of these women's films? Which ones would you put on your Oscar ballot?

Read more from To the Academy: Consider the Women at Indie Wire