February 26, 2016
| Dan Zak
| Washington Post
These charts explain how Oscars diversity is way more complicated than you think
Women, of course, always make up 50 percent of the act-ing nominees, but they’ve received only 19 percent of the non-acting nominations over the past decade, according to a report by the Women’s Media Center released last week. Only 12 films directed by women have been nom-inated for best picture, ever. That’s 2.3 percent of all best picture nominees. Women have been more successful in technical categories such as costume design, but no wom-an has ever been nominated for best cinematography.