The Oscar nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards were just announced live online and television. Few women made the cut whether they were producers, directors or screenwriters.
I wish I could say these were SOME of the standouts, but really, these were the only women nominated in these categories: (See below for updates which include several more women!)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig (BRIDESMAIDS)
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
IN DARKNESS (dir. Agnieszka Holland)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY(co-writer) Bridget O’Connor (TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY)
THE HELP (based on novel by Kathryn Stockett/female main cast)
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
KUNG FU PANDA 2 (dir. Jennifer Yuh Nelson – highest-grossing woman film director ever) Thanks to @FemmeFilmFridays for their tweet about this as I’d missed the animated nominees in the frenzy!
Kathleen Kennedy was also nominated in her role as producer with Steven Spielberg on WAR HORSE. Letty Aronson (MIDNIGHT IN PARIS) and Rachael Horovitz (MONEYBALL) were also nominated as producers.
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
THE BARBER OF BIRMINGHAM: FOOT SOLDIER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (Robin Fryday and (the late) Gail Dolgin)
GOD IS THE BIGGER ELVIS (Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson)
SAVING FACE (Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy w/Daniel Junge)
THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM (Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen)
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
A MORNING STROLL (Sue Goffe w/Grant Orchard)
WILD LIFE (Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby)
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
PENTECOST (Eimear O’Kane w/Peter McDonald)
THE SHORE (Oorlagh George w/Terry George)
TIME FREAK (Gigi Causey w/Andrew Bowler)