BAFTA nominations remain male, white

After a groundbreaking Golden Globes ceremony that centered on the #MeToo, #TimesUp and #WhyIWearBlack movements, the 71st British Academy Film Awards nominations remain predominantly male, predominantly white. In the Best Director category, every nominee was a white male. For Best Film and Best British Film, every director was a white male. 

Vanessa Taylor is the sole woman nominated in the Best Film category as a co-writer for The Shape of Water, for which Guillermo del Toro was just awarded a Golden Globe for Best Director. Taylor is also represented in the Best Original Screenplay category alongside Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird (which also took home a Golden Globe for Best Film: Comedy or Musical).

No women were nominated for: Best Director, Cinematography, Editing, Music, Screenplay, Visual Effects and/or Sound. At Sunday’s Globes ceremony, sole Best Director winner Barbra Streisand addressed the glaring lack of women awarded for their directing efforts, “I’m the only woman to get the best director award [at the Golden Globes]. You know that was 1984 ― that was 34 years ago,” she said, “Folks, time’s up!” BAFTA voters didn’t seem to think so.

© Brigid K. Presecky (1/9/18) FF2 Media

Top Photo: The Shape of Water

Bottom Photo: Barbra Streisand at the 75th Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday, January 7, 2018

Photo credits: Fox Searchlight & Golden Globes

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