Oscar Nominations: Women Take a Back Seat — Again

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151 men were nominated compared to 31 women across 19 non-performance categories, the Women’s Media Center notes

The Oscar statuette may be famously sex-less, but Thursday’s nominations were very male – again.

Across 19 categories, 151 men were nominated for awards versus 31 women, according to the Women’s Media Center, which for the third year tracked the gender count on the non-performance categories.

There were seven categories in which no woman was nominated, including Directing, Cinematography, Film Editing and Music (Original Score), all of which had no women nominees last year as well.

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In the writing awards there are two women nominated, Julie Delpy for Adapted Screenplay (“After Midnight) and Melisa Wallack for Original Screenplay (“Dallas Buyers Club”). Thirteen men are nominated across both of the two writing awards categories – including Delpy’s and Wallack’s writing partners.

Women were most represented in the Production Design category, with seven nominations, while four went to men.

Also read: Oscar Nominations: The Complete List

The numbers aren’t shocking, given the overall numbers in the movie industry.

A new “Celluloid Ceiling” study by San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film issued earlier this week painted a bleak picture for women behind the scenes

According to the 16th annual report, women represented only 16 percent of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers and editors on the top 250 grossing films domestically in 2013. That’s worse than 1998, when the center first began monitoring job numbers, and a drop of a couple of percentage points from the previous year.

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