Your 2013 Academy Awards Reading List!

Oscar logo reading "best male-directed film of the year"

This Sunday is the Academy Awards which, while increasingly tedious and irrelevant, still has a major impact on the kinds of movies that we’re able to see in theaters. Let’s at least hope no one tells an actress to eat a cheeseburger this time around. 

If you’re tuning in to the broadcast, check out all our past coverage of Oscar-nominated films.

And big picture: Why don’t more female directors get nominated for Oscars? It comes down to money, money, money. 

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We've got to find a better term than "people of colour". Being one, I find it derogatory. We are all coloured.

Then, what do you suggest?

Because it seems that all the other words describing people who are not WASPY-white are derogatory. I guess WASPY-white is considered derogatory, too. .

I agree and tend to favor the

I agree and tend to favor the use of non-white.

Merit > Gender

This shouldn't come down to gender but to merit. Women in the past have been nominated. There's been a winner and all. More men direct than women.

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