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Golden Globe Noms Reflect the Status Quo of Hollywood Sexism

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by Inkoo Kang
December 12, 2013 11:00 AM
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

The 2014 Golden Globe Awards have us excited about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's return to hosting duties and... that's about it. With no women directors (minus Frozen co-helmer Jennifer Lee) or screenwriters among the film nominees, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association inadvertently exposed the Grand Canyon-esque gender gaps in the movie industry, especially at the top. 

Lee was the only woman director whose work was recognized by the Globes. There's not even a woman directed movie up for best drama or best comedy or best foreign language film. 

Things were slightly better on the TV side -- that is, women weren't conspicuously absent from most categories. Michelle Ashford's Masters of Sex and Robert and Michelle King's The Good Wife earned Best Drama nods, while Lena Dunham's Girls received a Best Comedy nom and Jane Campion's Top of the Lake one for Best TV Miniseries or Movie. 

Scroll down for the list of women nominees: 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labour Day

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy 
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delphy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August Osage County

Best Animated Feature Film
Frozen

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best TV series, Drama
The Good Wife
Masters of Sex

Best Actress in a TV series, Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best TV Series, Comedy
Girls

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Lena Dunham, Girls
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best TV Miniseries or Movie
Top of the Lake

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV movie
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, The White Queen
Hayden Panattiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
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5 Comments

  • Joe H. | December 12, 2013 7:35 PMReply

    This is BS. People complain that women don't get nominated enough, but which films written or directed by women did you want to be nominated instead? I think these nominations are fair and reasonable because unlike some, I consider level of proficiency when deciding my favorite films of the year. Not gender, for God's sakes. Get off your soapbox already, indiewire.

  • sati | December 14, 2013 3:41 PM

    I'm a woman I agree this article is insane. Whom exactly should they nominate? Which women deserved it this year, hmmm? You should be nominated based on merit, not to make a point.

  • Jim | December 12, 2013 3:51 PMReply

    I think its good to think about things like sexism in Hollywood, but in all honesty, the awards season isn't thinking, "lets make sure we have an even amount of female and male nominees through all categories." These are the best films of the year and they are chosen not on the basis of the sex involved in the production. I wouldn't call this sexism at all. If what your trying to say is that the industry is still dominated by males, then yeah, that's old news.

    What's good is when we here that there was an even split between male and female directors at 2013's Sundance. When you hear articles about there not being such an even split for this years, it's not because Hollywood is sexist, it's about which films were the best that were submitted.

  • MHK | December 13, 2013 6:54 AM

    sorry Inkoo, not Melissa

  • MHK | December 13, 2013 6:54 AM

    Nobody called it sexist except you. Melissa was just highlighting the discrepancy. You may call it "old news", others may call it "continually worth highlighting until the status quo changes", including most of the readers of this blog.

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