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Less than 10% of Oscar-Eligible Films Directed by Women

Women and Hollywood By Inkoo Kang | Women and Hollywood December 17, 2013 at 4:45PM

Of the 289 films that qualify for Oscar consideration, a paltry 25, or 8.6%, were from female filmmakers.
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Enough Said

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have released their list of films eligible for the 2014 Oscars, and of the 289 films that qualified for Oscar consideration, a paltry 25, or 8.6%, were from female filmmakers. (This does not include the Academy Awards' documentary category, where women made up a third of the shortlist.) The 8.6% figure simply reflects the status quo, where only about 9% of American films are made by women. 

At this juncture, the likeliest Oscar bet on a woman director is Jennifer Lee's FrozenOf the women-directed films, Enough Said is arguably the biggest recipient of critical praise, but the Academy has never shown Nicole Holofcener any love. 

To qualify for the 86th Academy Awards, a film must be exhibited for at least seven days in a Los Angeles County theater by the end of the year and last longer than 40 minutes. 

Scroll down for the list of Oscar-eligible films directed by women: 

ADORE - Anne Fontaine

AFTERNOON DELIGHT - Jill Soloway

AUGUSTINE - Alice Winocour

AUSTENLAND - Jerusha Hess

BALLAD OF RUSTOM - Ajita Suchitra Veera

BLACK NATIVITY - Kasi Lemmons

THE BLING RING - Sofia Coppola

BRAVE MISS WORLD (doc) - Cecilia Peck

CARRIE - Kimberly Peirce

ENOUGH SAID - Nicole Holofcener

EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN - Ana Piterbarg

FILL THE VOID - Rama Burshtein

FROZEN - Co-directed by Jennifer Lee

GIRL MOST LIKELY - Co-directed Shari Springer Berman

HANNAH ARENDT - Margarethe von Trotta

IF I WERE YOU - Joan Carr Wiggin

IN A WORLD... - Lake Bell

THE LEGEND OF SARILA - Nancy Florence Savard

LORE - Cate Shortland

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED - Susanne Bier

99%: THE OCCUPY WALL STREET COLLABORATIVE FILM (doc) - Co-directed by Audrey Ewell, Nina Krstic 

THE SQUARE (doc) - Jehane Noujaim 

THE TO DO LIST - Maggie Carey

THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL - Francesca Gregorini

WADJDA - Haifaa Al-Mansour

This article is related to: Awards, Academy Awards, Women Directors


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