Sunday, February 26, 2012

Miss Representation at the Oscars

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Wow, this explains alot! One of the reasons I usually don't watch much of  the Oscars is all big fuss they make about the Red Carpet and the dresses and all that kind of thing. I recieved an email from Miss Representation today and it had some eye opening views.

  • In 2011, only 5% of the top grossing films in Hollywood were directed by Women.  The number has decreased since 1998.
  • In 84 years only 4 women -- Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola and Kathryn Bigelow -- have been nominated for best director.  One 1 has won.

Read More Here

For Your Consideration: Women Directors Missing From the Oscars

Also Miss Representation would like you to join in on twitter tonight. Here's how!

As part of their SexyorSexism? campaign we will be partnering with Women's Media Center (@womensmediacntr) to live-tweet the event using #femTV.

We'll be tracking the following questions: 
1. How are women being spoken to on the red carpet? 
2. How are they being represented by the TV media? 
3. Is the attention they are receiving based on their achievements and talent? Or is it based on their appearance? 

Join the discussion on Twitter Sunday at 5pm PT or e-mail us your observations throughout the night!

Together we can change the conversation around the Oscars and make a difference for future broadcasts of the event. Warmest, The team

Also if you haven't seen this video. Please Watch and Share!

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