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#oscarssowhite…again

#oscarssowhite started trending in 2016. It’s now 2020, and nothing seems to have changed, though this is a problem that goes far beyond the Oscars. It’s a problem that extends across all of the major film awards, and into Western society generally.  The problem is our prioritisation of white, male voices. It’s clear that films […]

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Why Greta Gerwig’s award snub is not a surprise

For the second year in a row, the Oscars have failed to include any female directors in its list of nominations. On paper, this seems like a sad coincidence — except when we remember it hails from a long history of snubbing women as best directors, with only five nominations in the Academy Awards’ 91 […]