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Congratulations to Carey Mulligan on Her Oscar Nomination!

In celebration of Carey Mulligan’s Oscar nomination this year for Promising Young Woman, we’re highlighting some of her past work through Jan’s stories.

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Congratulations to Alexandra Byrne on Her Oscar Nomination

With the 93rd Academy Award nominations announced on Monday, Alexandra Byrne is now a six-time Oscar nominee for Best Costume Design. Byrne is nominated for her work on Emma. (2020), alongside Bina Daigeler for Mulan (2020), Massimo Cantini Parrini for Pinocchio (2021), Ann Roth for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020), and Trish Summerville for Mank […]

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The Oscars’ New Diversity Initiative Significantly Increases Number of Women and People of Color in the Academy (Finally)

The Oscars’ New Diversity Initiative Significantly Increases Number of Women and People of Color in the Academy (Finally) In many sectors of society right now, it feels like we may finally be reaching a point of progress in battles we’ve been fighting for centuries. The Oscars’ 2020 initiative to be more inclusive is no exception.  […]

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Director Lynn Shelton Finds Humor, Humanity in Vast Body of Work

As part of our Tribute Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com. Lynn Shelton is an accomplished writer and director who has been gracing us with wonderful films since 2008. She is also powerful […]

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14 women take home Oscar gold

Although the list of nominees for Best Director at the 2020 Oscars was entirely male, 14 women were awarded Oscar gold at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards on February 9 at the Dolby Theatre.  According to the Women’s Media Center, only 30 percent of all non-acting Oscar nominations went to women this year. Of the […]

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Haifaa Al-Mansour, Zeina Durra and other female filmakers make Sundance ‘best’ lists

This year’s Sundance Film Festival featured 48 percent of films (in competition) made by women, from features to shorts to documentaries. The Perfect Candidate directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, follows Maryam, a young Saudi doctor, who runs for city council after the male incumbent repeatedly ignores her request to fix the muddy road leading to her […]

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