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2015 Golden Globe Awards Fashion

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REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN AT THE THE ACADEMY AWARDS SINCE 1927

With all of the Oscar-buzz right now, I figured it was important that we take a moment to look at the marginalization of women in film, off-camera specifically, that has made no sign of improvement in the 86 years that the Academy Awards have existed. In fact, in 1947, 6% of winners were female. In 2011, the number was 7%. (Both percentages include acting awards).

And here we are in 2015. The first African American woman with a chance at a Best Director nominee. A year full of successful films shot by women (The Rover, The Skeleton Twins, Cake). But yet, unsurprisingly, each of the above listed categories are still limited to men this year. (Except Boyhood editor Sandra Adair). With almost nine decades behind us, and yet such little progress, it becomes difficult to believe that the glass ceiling for creative and talented women in this industry is even remotely penetrable.

Who is your favorite female filmmaker? (any and all disciplines welcome).

Debbie Reynolds has passed away at the age of 84.

Reynolds had a career that lasted almost 7 decades and spanned across music, film, and television.

She was a Golden Globe, Oscar, and Daytime Emmy Awards nominee. In 2014 she received the SAG Life Achievement Award, as well as a Humanitarian Award in 2015 by The Academy Awards.

Many of us were introduced to Reynolds when she graced our televisions as Aggie Cromwell in the DCOM Halloweentown. She continued to be Marnie’s grandmother in the sequels that followed. 

Debbie Reynolds will always be part of our Zoog Disney memories.

Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones.

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“You know how everyone’s always saying seize the moment? I don’t know, I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around, you know, like the moment seizes us.”

"Yeah, I know, it’s constant, the moments, it’s just - it’s like it’s always right now, you know?”

“Yeah.”

Boyhood (2014) dir. Richard Linklater

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Golden Globe winner Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones talk The Theory of Everything at a recent MoMA Film Q&A as part of the annual Contenders series, which highlights the most significant films of the year.