AMPAS ’16: 60 Eligible Films

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced the list of 305 feature films which are eligible for Academy Award consideration in 2016. All told, 60 of the films on this list were either written and/or directed by female filmmakers. That’s roughly 20%.

And although you probably have not seen or heard of all 60 films, we have!

The FF2 Media Team has covered each and every one of these 60 films, and reviews are available now at ff2media.com/thehotpinkpen. See the full list of titles below!

So even though few—if any—will be nominated for any major awards in 2016, here are a few superlative films that we recommend you add to your GoWatchIt list!

BIG STONE GAP

http://gowatchit.com/movies/big-stone-gap-304367

Ashley Judd leads a star-studded cast of characters in Writer/Director Adriana Trigiani’s Big Stone Gap. The 1970s-set romantic comedy is funny, charming and shines in its sweet simplicity. (BKP: 4.5/5)

Read our full review HERE.

MCFARLAND, USA

http://gowatchit.com/movies/mcfarland-usa-269344

Terrific new film by Nikki Caro captures the importance of family and community in the unlikely rise of a high school running team. Kevin Costner plays a coach who thinks he has hit bottom… only to learn see himself through a whole new lens. (BKP: 5/5)

Read our full review HERE.

MISTRESS AMERICA

http://gowatchit.com/movies/mistress-america-283200

Written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, the pair deliver a wonderful and original film about a lonely college freshman living in New York, whose life becomes a lot more eventful the moment she reaches out to her soon-to-be stepsister. (JEP: 4.5/5)

Read our full review HERE.

VICTORIA

http://gowatchit.com/movies/victoria-299388

Victoria is a stunning achievement. Laia Costa is absolutely brilliant as “Victoria,” a young woman from Spain who moves to Germany knowing no one and not speaking the language. One night while out at a club, she meets a group of four young men. What begins as a night of fun quickly warps into one filled with deadly circumstances. (JEP: 5/5)

Read our full review HERE.

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THE 60 FILMS BY WOMEN FILMMAKERS ON THIS YEAR’S AMPAS LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

(60 / 305 = 19.7% )

1. ADULT BEGINNERS

2. ALOFT

3. BEFORE WE GO

4. BIG STONE GAP

5. BY THE SEA

6. CAROL

7. CENSORED VOICES

8. CHAPPIE

9. THE DANISH GIRL

10. THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

11. DUKHTAR

12. EDEN

13. EFFIE GRAY

14. FELT

15. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

16. FRAME BY FRAME

17. GIRLHOOD

18. THE GOOD DINOSAUR

19. GOODNIGHT MOMMY

20. HOT PURSUIT

21. I SMILE BACK

22. INFINITELY POLAR BEAR

23. INGRID BERGMAN – IN HER OWN WORDS

24. INSIDE OUT

25. THE INTERN

26. JENNY’S WEDDING

27. JUPITER ASCENDING

28. JURASSIC WORLD

29. LABYRINTH OF LIES

30. LEARNING TO DRIVE

31. LITTLE ACCIDENTS

32. MCFARLAND, USA

33. MERU

34. MISS YOU ALREADY

35. MISSISSIPPI GRIND

36. MISTRESS AMERICA

37. MUSTANG

38. THE NIGHT BEFORE

39. PITCH PERFECT 2

40. RICKI AND THE FLASH

41. THE ROAD WITHIN

42. ROOM

43. SAMBA

44. SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

45. SERENA

46. SISTERS

47. SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE

48. SON OF SAUL

49. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

50. STRANGE MAGIC

51. SUFFRAGETTE

52. THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE

53. TERMINATOR GENISYS

54. TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

55. THE 33

56. TRAINWRECK

57. VICTORIA

58. WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS

59. WELCOME TO ME

60. THE WOLFPACK

Read the full AMPAS list (along with eligibility rules) at http://www.oscars.org/oscars/rules-eligibility.

Tags: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Adriana Trigiani, AMPAS, Big Stone Gap, Brigid K. Presecky, FF2 Media, Greta Gerwig, Jan Lisa Huttneer, Jessica E. Perry, Laia Costa, McFarland USA, Mistress America, Nikki Caro, Noah Baumbach, The Hot Pink Pen, Victoria

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