Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Not only are Oscar-nominated directors missing, but women’s stories are also missing

We talk about Oscar-nominated directors and stories about women at the Oscars. In 2021, Nomadland, a film about the life and loves of a retiree moving across the United States, won three Oscars, including Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Picture and Best Director for Chloé Zhao, who won the first black woman to win. award for best direction.

Something had changed, however slight it seemed. The film that best represented women and how they see and experience the world had made the highest decisions.

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How many women are nominated for Best Director at the 2023 Oscars?

This year, at the 2023 Oscars, there is no woman in the Best Director category. There are nods for directing duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, whose multi-verse action comedy Everything Everywhere Everything At Once will be the most popular movie on the list of Oscars, with 11 nominations in all.

There was also Martin McDonagh for The Banshees of Inisherin (with nine nominations in all) and Steven Spielberg (significantly overlooked by the BAFTAs) with his family drama The Fabelmans, plus Todd Field for the controversial Tár, about an abusive conductor, and Ruben Östlund with the satire Triangle of Laziness, a cruise on a luxury ship.

A powerful expression of women from an isolated religious community moving against violence, Sarah Polley’s Women Speaking made the top 10, alongside The Banshees, Fabelmans, Everything Everywhere, Tár, The Triangle of Sadness, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, and the hits Avatar: The Way of Water, Top Gun: Maverick and Netflix the brutal World War I epic All Quiet on the Western Front, a total of nine titles. But what about the female directors nominated for the Oscars?

Looking at the list, it is easy to see that not only women’s films are excluded, but also certain types of events. There are three dark comedies with mostly male leads, two fairly conventional war movies of different genres (spirited and triumphant), an action cartoon epic and a biopic. It seems retrograde that it has no place in the larger arguments.

Why is not Gina Prince Bythewood’s place honored by the King’s Women, with an entire army of women? Or for the passionate Chinonye Chukwu until, about a mother’s painful struggle for justice after the terrible death of her son. Could a slot be found for Charlotte Wells’ tender Aftersun, or for the journalistic drama She Said, a film about the struggle of two female reporters to uncover the story of Harvey Weinstein’s abuse? Suddenly the stories that the movies tell seem very masculine and quite old.

Dominated Everywhere means a good year for Asian acting talent, with Michelle Yeoh beating Cate Blanchett at Tár in the best actress category, while her co-stars Stephanie Hsu and Ke Huy Quan are nominated in the best actress category. Actor categories There is also a mention of Hong Chau for his supporting role in the whale.

Angela Bassett earned a best supporting actress nomination for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, her first Oscar nomination for an amazing actress, and a new front runner in the race as well. Kerry Condon in the Banshees, and Jamie Lee. Curtis, blowing everywhere.

In the category of Best Supporting Actor, Ke Huy Quan has the honor to be, but he faces a strong competition from Judd Hirsch, who does almost everything with The Fabelmans, Brian Tyree Henry also sneaks in the fun cause of the unemployed, by Lila Neugebauer, and finally the Banshees duo from Brendan Gleeson and Organized by Barry Keoghan.

In the Best Actor and Actress categories, Yeoh is the only different actress. In one of the smallest and most exciting moments of the day, Irish actor Paul Mescal joins favorite Colin Farrell (Banshees) in the Best Actor category to perform in Aftersun. Bill Nighy scored his first Oscar nomination for his subtle and understated portrayal of a dying civil servant, while Austin Butler’s Elvis and Brendan Fraser’s roles in The Whale went round.

Viola Davis and Danielle Deadwyler’s (Till) hopes of joining Blanchett and Yeoh in the best actress category have been boosted by Ana de Armas performances such as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, Michelle Williams in The Fabelmans and – controversially – the recent arrival in the category of British actress Andrea Riseborough a little a barely seen movie called To Leslie.

No one can doubt Riseborough’s commitment to performance as a dead-end, drunken single mother consumed with shame that she’s spilled the dice. The film has many fans, but the campaign to name Riseboroughh in this list is ascended by a group of famous white actors who worked hard to win the nomination: ‘The best female performance I’ve ever’, suitable for Kate Winslet, who joined celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Aniston to advocate nomination.

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On the plus side, Riseborough’s rise shows that the 2023 Oscars still has the potential to surprise, although the night will be difficult to stop the magicians who are Banshees and Everything Everywhere… and of course Cate Blanchett. But you never know, the nominations still show high stakes.

Article originally published in Vogue UK, Adapted by Roberto Sierra.

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