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Oscars 2024: Women Shine Despite Lack of Recognition

The 2024 Oscar Awards were broadcast on Sunday, March 10, and from the jump, the night was not set up to reflect the incredible year that women had had in film. Overall, the wins this year were male-heavy: Notably Oppenheimer took both Best Director and Best Picture (as well as several other Oscars). However, there were some nice moments for women, and we’re here to take you through them. read more.

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Playing a range of roles, Margot Robbie is the real life Barbie

Happy birthday, Margot Robbie! As Margot turns 33, and with the nationwide hype surrounding her upcoming Barbie movie, now is the perfect time to celebrate one of our generation’s most iconic actresses. 

Born in Dalby, Queensland, Australia, Margot started out her performing arts career in a different way than you’d expect: she attended circus school, receiving a certificate for trapeze at the age of eight.read more.

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Academy Award Nominee Sarah Polley: Acclaim for ‘Women Talking’

Women Talking, a film written and directed by Sarah Polley, was just nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2023 Academy Awards. The film is receiving much-deserved attention for the incredible story it tells. Of course, it was all made possible by Sarah Polley. 

Sarah Polley is well known for her directing projects, but her success began years before that.read more.

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Charlotte Wells’ Haunting Intimacy: Aftersun and Beyond

Charlotte Wells’ debut feature film Aftersun has taken 2022 by perfect storm. It’s even on track to capture 2023 with Independent Spirit Award nominations and potential Oscars nomination buzz swirling in the air. From winning the Sight and Sound “Best Films of 2022” poll to topping out global nomination circles, Charlotte Wells’ distinct voice might just be here to stay.… read more.

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Dee Rees Breaks the Bounds of Filmmaking

Today is the anniversary of the release of the 2011 film Pariah, so we’re celebrating its writer and director, Dee Rees!

Dee Rees is a prolific writer and director, best known for her feature films Pariah (2011), Bessie (2015), Mudbound (2017), and The Last Thing He Wanted (2020). 

Dee bases a lot of her work on elements of her own experience, especially when it comes to her first major film, Pariah, which is semi-autobiographical.read more.

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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 (2020).read more.

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