Oscar’s Abysmal Statistics

As an aspiring female filmmaker I was curious about the women who have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. Out of about 430 nominees in the Academy’s entire history only four of them have been women (and only one of them has won). This equates to approximately 0.93%. So the throughout the Academy’s entire history not even 1% of nominees for the Best Director Oscar have been women.


The Grand Budapest Hotel

DOP – Robert Yeoman
Format - Arricam ST 200T
Lenses - Technovision/Cooke, Cooke S4, Varotal and Angenieux Optimo Lenses  
Aspect Ratio - 1.37 : 1 / 1.85 : 1 / 2.35 : 1
Delivery - Digital Intermediate 2K, 35mm

Notable Strengths – Use of Aspect Ratio, Framing, Symmetry, Colour, Art Design, Use of Set, Composition, Strong Aesthetic, Movement, Simplicity, Close Ups, Medium Shots

Eddie Redmayne’s Resume
  • Oscar
  • Most adorable acceptance speech in the history of humanity (see below for proof)
  • Plays a mean Stephen Hawking
  • More British than u (probably drinks tea at least once a day)
  • Burberry Model (as I said, more British that u)
  • Former rugby teammate of Prince William (again, more British than u)
  • Sweetheart of the musical theatre fandom
  • Facial expressions are a gift to humanity
  • most likely plays croquet on the weekends

“In short, she’s a working mother on a grand scale, an immoderately modern woman who while running a double life without too many head-on collisions has somehow achieved an emotional balance hard to distinguish from wisdom.”

-LIFE Magazine (December 1987)

Insp. thestreep


Jared Leto presents the Oscar for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role during the 87th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 22, 2015.