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Where Are the Women at the Oscars: The Stats

| February 23, 2012

Got your Oscar scorecards ready? The Women Media Center has ours: Here’s the “scorecard” of women nominated for 84th Annual Academy Awards.

Academy Award Categories with No Women Nominated*

Directing (Number of Men Nominated: 5)

Cinematography (Number of Men Nominated: 5)

Documentary, feature (Number of Men Nominated: 11)

Music, original score (Number of Men Nominated: 5

Sound Editing (Number of Men Nominated: 9)

Visual Effects (Number of Men Nominated: 20)

Academy Award Categories with Exactly 1 Women Nominated

Writing, adapted screenplay (Number of Men Nominated: 12)

Sound Mixing (Number of Men Nominated: 17)

Animated Feature Film (Number of Men Nominated: 6)

Foreign Language Film (Number of Men Nominated: 4)

Music, original song (Number of Men Nominated: 3)

Academy Award Categories with Only 2 Women Nominated

Writing, original screenplay (Number of Men Nominated: 4)

Film Editing (Number of Men Nominated: 5)

Short Film, live action (Number of Men Nominated: 7)

Academy Award Categories where Number of Women Doesn’t Equal Half Of Total Nominees

Best Picture: 5 women nominated, 12 men

Makeup: 3 women nominated, 5 men

Short Film, animated: 3 women nominated, 5 men

Academy Award Categories where Women Outnumber Men

Costume Design: 3 women nominated (Number of Men Nominated: 2)

Documentary, short subject: 7 women nominated (Number of Men Nominated: 2)

Art Direction: 3 women nominated (Number of Men Nominated: 2)

*Numbers reflect all people mentioned in nomination, including multiple names for same film.

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