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AMPAS Class of 2017 adds 18 new women directors to the Directors’ Branch

Every year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invites new artists to join the different branches that make up the academy. Why does this matter? Oscar nominees for each category come directly from that branch (i.e. the Directors Branch members vote on who will be nominated for Best Director) while all members vote on the final ballot. 

The Academy as a whole has been criticized for its membership primarily made of older (over 60) white and male members. Last year represented the greatest push for diversity yet with a record number of white women and poc added across all branches. Of particular note to this blog was the fact that 52 women directors were added to the directors branch.

This year a smaller number of women directors were invited to join the branch: 18 out of 64 directors were women, and most of those were white. However a great number of the men invited to join the branch were men of colour and a the overwhelming percentage of directors were non-American once again representing an attempt by AMPAS to continue to diversify its branch. 

What will this mean in the future? It’s difficult to say. Nominees in the directing branch have remained overwhelmingly white and male for the last decade (Kathryn Bigelow, the only woman to win an Oscar is also the last woman to have been nominated for one back at the 2010 ceremony). And there’s no guarantees that non-American nominees will leap at a chance for membership at a prestige American institution (one of last year’s nominees, Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel, flatly rejected membership).

The invitees:

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Bu zihnin ışığı.
Ay gülümsediğinde sana benziyordu.O kırmızılık seni çağrıştırıyordu.
Beni zalimce sürüklüyordu,çünkü boş bir araziydi.
Kırmızı,kalın uykulu çıplaklığın güvenliğimizi gölgeliyordu.
Bu beyaz kutu da kimden ?
Yalnız kalmaya ihtiyacım yok.
Maviliğinde çatırdıyor dikkat ve sevgiyle dokunan kumaşlar.
Çıplak ellerimle dokudum onları.
Orada ne olduğunu göremiyordum. Tanrı beni tutuyordu.Beyaz kanatlarının üzerinde.
Beyaz günlerden bir dünyaydı gök kuşağının altındaki.
Özgürleşemiyordum ve tren hızla hareket ediyordu.

* Sylvia(2003)Christine Jeffs

not-as-bad-as-frankenstien  asked:

I feel like in a bmc/emh au Jeremy would be Evan and the squip is Habit. Micheal would probably be Vinnie, Rich would be Jeff, and I guess Christine is Damsel? Jake could be Alex I guess...

hey remember when it was still a workout channel and vinny picked evan up while running, it’s michael and jeremy now,
hmmmmm rich being jeff might work? i like christine as damsel a lot, And jake could b jessalyn if rich is jeff and christine is damsel bcos like jess and steph were like bffs and i just need jake and christine to be good friends