Patty Jenkins Calls the Academy ‘Very Limited’ After Women Get Snubbed

IndieWire | 1/25/2019 | Staff
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In a move that surprised few but disappointed many, this week’s Oscar nominations completely shut out women from the Best Picture and Best director races. This came in spite of a number of acclaimed films — Chloé Zhao’s “The Rider,” Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace,” and Tamara Jenkins’ “Private Life,” to name just a few — that critics and other observers felt worthy of consideration. Among those unhappy with this year’s nominee list is “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins, who told Vulture that the Academy is “still very, very limited.”

“I have no idea,” Jenkins said of the shutout, “I’ll tell you this: The Academy is working on this, but the real issue to me is that at the end of the day, no matter what movie you make and no matter how much money it makes, and no matter how diverse the audience is, the voting academy is still very, very limited. Still.”

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