For Your Consideration: Female Directors Missing from the Oscars

Here are the stats again:
  • In 2011, only 5% of the top grossing films in Hollywood were directed by Women. The number has decreased since 1998.
  • In 84 years only 4 women -- Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola and Kathryn Bigelow -- have been nominated for best director. One 1 has won.

We want to acknowledge the women directed films nominated:
  • Best Animated Feature: Jennifer Yuh Nelson for Kung Fu Panda 2;
  • Documentary (Short Subject): The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement - Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin;  God is the Bigger Elvis - Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson; Saving Face - Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy; The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom - Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen
  • Foreign Language Film: Agnieszka Holland for In Darkness
  • Short Film Animated: Wild Life - Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby; A Morning Stroll- Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
  • Short Film Live Action: The Shore - Terry George and Oorlagh George; Time Freak - Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey

Note: They said that they didn't necessarily think all of the films included in the video should have been nominated, but rather are just throwing some of these names out there. Although IMO, Kelly Reichardt and Lynne Ramsay's efforts this year exceeds Alexander Payne's by far.