“Thank God we can’t tell the future; we’d never get out of bed.”
August: Osage County
“What do you do?”
“It’s kind of hard to explain.”
“Because what you do is complicated?”
“Because I don’t really do it.”
"Of the 500 top-grossing films between 2007 and 2012, only 33 were directed by black men and only two by black women. In front of the camera black men and women fared better, securing 10.8 percent of speaking roles in the 100 top-grossing films of 2012. Hispanic actors, however, filled just 4.2 percent of that year’s speaking roles.
Some 1,228 directors, writers and producers worked on the 100 top films of 2012. Only 16.7 percent of them were women. More specifically, women accounted for 4.1 percent of directors, 12.2 percent of writers and 20 percent of producers. That means men outnumbered women 5-to-1 in the most significant behind-the-camera roles.
The Academy Awards may split its acting prizes evenly between men and women, but the movie industry certainly does not apportion roles that way. Women obtained a mere 28.4 percent of speaking parts in the 100 top films of 2012. And only six percent of those films cast men and women in roughly equal numbers (defined as between 45 percent and 54.9 percent of speaking parts).”
Post-Oscars Diversity Downer
“Those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences. They are NOT. Audiences want to see them, and, in FACT, they make money.
The world is ROUND, people!”
“I just have a quick question before I start on my barrage of thanks: Why were there only FIVE female nominations to SIX male nominations? Did anyone SEE Greta Gerwig in ‘Frances Ha’? EXTRAORDINARY. Maybe they didn’t have enough space?”
Cate Blanchett, accepting her Best Female Lead Spirit Award