Oscar Noms: Does Being Male Really Matter?

          Apparently yes!  Sudip Mathew, writing from Paris, just reminded me that in ’03, AMPAS nominated “Donald Kaufman” for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, to be shared with “his brother” Charlie. Now, of course, this was an inside joke.  “Donald” was the fictional alter ego Charlie created in his Adaptation screenplay.  (Feminists may well remember that…

"I wasn't invited..."

“Shocking as it may sound, Loveleen Tandon, the co-director for Slumdog Millionaire was not invited to be part of the triumphant Slumdog team at the Golden Globe ceremonies. ‘No, I wasn’t invited,’ the softspoken co-director confesses reluctantly. ‘But please don’t create a controversy over it.’  But there’re lots of raised eyebrows as to why the…