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Stats of the Day: Is Oscar Just not into Women?

A few eye-opening stats from the Women's Media Center:

  • Of 180 nominations for this year's Academy Awards, only 35 went to women--that's 19 percent!
  • Fully 1/4 of the categories had no women nominated at all.
  • 77 percent of Oscar voters are men.
  • Only 6 of the 43 members of the Board of Governors of¬†the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are women.

To learn more about the current status of women in media, click here. And don't miss this video showcasing the acclaimed films directed by women that went unrecognized by the academy this year.

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