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makeoscargold17

Dear Cinephiles: It’s time to think about short lists for the 89th annual OscarBowl on February 26, 2017.

Backlash from the 2016 Oscar snubs sparked our merit-based Make Oscars Gold campaign, a combination of #OscarsSoWhite (lack of minorities) and #StopBlueOscar (lack of women). If Oscar wants to be “gold” = merit-based, then everyone should have an equal chance of success.read more.

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2016 Oscar Noms (BKP)

Associate Editor Brigid Presecky’s Take on the 2016 Oscar Nominations 🙂

With hundreds of eligible films (many of which were reviewed by FF2 Media) the final nominees are a well-deserved, if not surprising, list of immeasurable talent.

Academy voters for the 2016 Oscar nominations apparently ‘never let go’ of their fondness for Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, both nominated for their respective roles in Alejandro G.… read more.

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Genderquake ’15: Digression

Women are continuously getting shut out of Hollywood. From Jennifer Lawrence’s open letter on the gender pay gap to Maureen Dowd’s New York Times Magazine exposé, “The Women of Hollywood Speak Out,” the fight for equality rages on. [Read filmmaker Rachel Feldman’s response HERE].read more.

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Genderquake ’15: Next Steps

Why is Oscar Blue? In Part 3, we look at how the lack of women film critics affects who gets awards every year.

Part 3 of 3 by FF2 Media Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky

Why are the Oscars so male-centric? The award selection process begins with critical reviews and festival accolades. Film critics, mostly male, attend screenings and write reviews.read more.

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