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Emma Thompson Wins 1996 Oscar for Herself AND Jane Austen

Today, FF2 is delighted to celebrate the 28th anniversary of actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson’s Academy Award win for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense & Sensibility. This 1996 accomplishment represented not only Emma’s second Oscar—her first secured three years before for her work on Howards End—but also the enormous achievement of becoming the only person in history to win Academy Awards for both acting and writing.read more.

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Kudos to the 2022 Oscar Nominees for Costume Design

Last week, the Academy Award nominations honoring the films of 2021 were announced and female filmmakers were fairly well represented. Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog led the nominations, with Campion personally being nominated for both Best Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay. In the latter category, three of the five nominees were penned by women.… read more.

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FYC ’17: Jan Lisa Huttner

Dear AMPAS: FF2 Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner asks you to consider these fourteen films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theatres in 2016) for Oscar nominations next month.

(Note that this list is dated 12/1/16 & will be updated after 12/31/16.)

Jan’s Favorite Feature Films of 2016 (Yes!read more.

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Glorious 4G release of “Howards End” is a joy!

So I happened to be at a morning screening for film critics at the Film Forum in NYC last Thursday, and when I emerged from the Ladies Room afterwards (at around 12:10), I saw that a screening of the new 4G Silver Anniversary Restoration of Howards End was about to begin. Since this was the last day I would be able to see it at the Film Forum on a Big Screen, I thought “what the heck,” and I stayed.… read more.

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