Some 70 women representing a record total of 76 total nominations have been nominated for the Oscars this year, a very encouraging statistic for the Academy and the industry.
In honor of this, Academy Museum Trustee Diane von Furstenberg and the Academy Museum have released a video (click the link above to watch) celebrating the women nominated for the 93rd Academy Awards. In a year that has posed exceptional challenges for filmmaking, it’s especially important to continue the tradition started seven years ago to honor the talented women filmmakers who continue to break glass ceilings in the entertainment industry.
This year’s nominees were invited to submit short videos or statements about their film and / or their creative process. Cohost von Furstenberg, designer; Jacqueline Stewart, Artistic and Programming Director, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Cynthia Erivo, actress, singer and producer, and Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, present a video compilation in honor of the women nominated for the 93rd Academy Awards.
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The video presents:
- Maite Alberdi: Feature documentary, Mole agent
- Sophia nahli allison: Short documentary subject, A love song for Latasha
- Maria bakalova: Actress in a supporting role, Next movie Borat: Delivery of a stupendous bribe to the American regime to benefit a glorious nation of Kazakhstan
- Garrett bradley: Feature documentary, Time
- Genevieve Camilleri: Visual effects, Love and monsters
- Peilin Cabbage: Animated feature film, Above the moon
- Olivia colman: Actress in a supporting role, The father
- Bina daigeler: Costume design, Mulan
- Lauren Domino: Feature documentary, Time
- Alice doyard: Short documentary subject, Colette
- Janice Duncan: Short documentary subject, A love song for Latasha
- Coya Elliott: Ring, Soul
- Jena friedman: Adapted scenario, Next movie Borat: Delivery of a stupendous bribe to the American regime to benefit a glorious nation of Kazakhstan
- Vanessa Kirby: Actress in a leading role, Pieces of a woman
- Kathy lucas: Production design, Principle
- Dana murray: Animated feature film, Soul
- Mia Neal: Make-up and hairstyle, Ma Rainey’s black background
- Christina Oh: Better picture, Minari
- Jan pascale: Production design, Mank
- Laura Pausini: Original song, Io Sì (Seen) of The Life to Come (La Vita Davanti a Se)
- Susan ruzenski: Live action short film, Feel through
- Sofia Sondervan: Live action short film, The letter room
- Claudia Stolze: Make-up and hairstyle, Emma
- Diane warren: Original song, Io Sì (Seen) of The Life to Come (La Vita Davanti a Se)
- Gigi williams: Make-up and hairstyle, Mank
- Yuh-Jung Youn: Actress in a supporting role, Minari
In the run-up to the 93rd Oscars, Diane von Furstenberg also welcomes Breaking the Oscars® Ceiling, the first of the Academy Museum’s pre-opening virtual programs, designed as digital prologues of the museum’s main exhibition, Cinema stories .
These programs will share the diverse voices of extraordinary film artists, tell the stories of their inspirations and collaborations, and explore the art, technology, history and social impact of films.
Breaking the Oscars Ceiling, which takes place Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. PDT, is hosted by Jacqueline Stewart and features conversations with four women who made Oscar milestones: Sophia Loren, Whoopi Goldberg, Marlee Matlin and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Registration for the event is free; RSVP required.