A New Disabled South
May 30, 2023
By Jenni Wolfson
The Oscars failed to nominate any women for directing this year, following two consecutive years of women winning the category.
Not for the first time, this weekend’s Oscar awards have generated headlines about the lack of diversity among nominees—notably, this year, no women were nominated for Best Director. It’s not a new problem—in fact, in the Academy’s 94-year history, it’s nominated just seven women in the category. Women telling nonfiction stories in the Best Documentary category fared better—historically, that has often been the case—but whether the stories told are fiction or nonfiction, there continue to be considerable obstacles for women and nonbinary filmmakers when attempting to break the glass ceiling of storytelling on the big screen…
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