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RogerBW
RogerBW
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 4:34pm

So when will the Oscars abandon “best actor” vs “best actress”?

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  RogerBW
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 1:40pm

Until there is gender parity onscreen, it would be wildly unfair to do so. Even in a relatively good year like 2015, the Best Actress nominees tend to be “These Are the Leads in the Five Films This Year That Were About Women.”

RogerBW
RogerBW
reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 2:53pm

I can see your point; it just feels rather as this one would if it had “comics hall of fame for men” and “comics hall of fame for women”.
At least if “best actress” were removed there would be an obvious reason to complain about a nomination slate that was all male.

Danielm80
Danielm80
reply to  RogerBW
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 3:22pm

*Restrains self from making obvious Angoulême joke*

http://comicsalliance.com/angouleme-grand-prix-2016-protest/

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  RogerBW
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 8:09pm

But this awards does NOT have that, and so people are complaining about the lack of women nominees. Just as you say they should!

Nathan
Nathan
Sun, Jan 17, 2016 9:16pm

If only 5 were nominated it’d make sense, but not one out of 30???