The Oscar Awards Are Held Today Amid Criticism


The Dolby Theater will host this Sunday the Oscar ceremony, an event full of stars, fashion and music in an edition in which there are many questions.

There are no women among the nominees for best direction. Greta Gerwig is missing, for her work on “Little Women” or Lulu Wang, for “The Farewell.” It should not surprise this absence in a category that has only once been won by a woman, Kathryn Bigelow for “On Hostile Land” in 2009 and has five female nominees throughout the history of the awards.


To know

– Event Do not miss the broadcast of the prizes today Sunday at 6:00 pm on TNT.

– Coverage The ceremony will be broadcast in 225 countries; prizes will be awarded in 24 categories; There are 1,104 accredited media.

– Trophy. The statuette measures 34.2 centimeters and weighs 3.8 kilos; The Dolby Theater can accommodate 3,300 people.

There is only one color performer among the 20 nominees in the acting categories. She is Cynthia Erivo, Oscar nominee for best actress for her work in “Harriet” and a favorite in the category. If he wins it, he would become the second black actress to get it, after Halle Berry, winner in 2002 for “Monster’s Ball”.

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Full list of nominees

Best film
‘The Irish’ by ​​Martin Scorsese
17 1917 ’by Sam Mendes
Phill Joker ’by Todd Phillips
‘Once upon a time in Hollywood’ by Quentin Tarantino
‘Story of a marriage’ by Noah Baumbach
‘Bong Joon-ho parasites’
Jo Jo jo Rabbit ’by Taika Waititi
‘Little Women’ by Greta Gerwig
Mans Le Mans 66 ’by James Mangold
Best director
Martin Scorsese
Todd Phillips
Sam Mendes
Quentin Tarantino
Bong Joon Ho
best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix, for ‘Joker’
Adam Driver, for ‘History of a marriage’
Jonathan Pryce, for ‘The two potatoes’
Antonio Banderas, for ‘Pain and Glory’
Leonardo DiCaprio, for ‘Once upon a time in Hollwyood’
Best actress
Cynthia Erivo, by ‘Harriet’
Scarlett Johansson, for ‘Story of a marriage’
Saoirse Ronan, for ‘Little Women’
Renée Zellweger, for ‘Judy’
Charlize Theron, for ‘The scandal’
Best Supporting Actor
Brad Pitt, for ‘Once upon a time … in Hollywood’
Al Pacino, for ‘The Irish’
Joe Pesci, for ‘The Irishman’
Tom Hanks, for ‘An extraordinary friend’
Anthony Hopkins, for ‘The two popes’
Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern, for ‘History of a marriage’
Scarlett Johansson, for ‘Jojo Rabbit’
Margot Robbie, for ‘The scandal’
Florence Pugh, in ‘Little Women’
Kathy Batess, by ‘Richard Jewell’
Best Original Screenplay
‘Once upon a time … in Hollywood’, by Quentin Tarantino
‘Story of a marriage’ by Noah Baumbach
‘Parasites’, by Bong Joon-ho
‘1917’, by Sam Mendes
‘Daggers in the back’, by Rian Johnson
Best Adapted Screenplay
‘The Irish’, by Steven Zaillan
‘Jojo Rabbit’, by Taika Waititi
‘The two popes’, by Anthony McCarten
‘Joker’, by Todd Phillips and Scott Silver
‘Little Women’, by Greta Gerwig
Best foreign film
‘Parasites’, by Bong Joon-ho (South Korea)
‘Dolor y Gloria’, by Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)
‘Les miserables’, by Ladj Ly (France)
‘Honeyland’, from Macedonia
‘Corpus Christi’ by Jan Komasa (Poland)
Best animated movie
‘Toy Story 4’
‘How to train your dragon 3: the lost world’
‘Where is my body?’
‘Mr. Link: the lost origin ’
Best photography
the Irish
The lighthouse
Once upon a time … in Hollywood
Best production design
the Irish
Jojo Rabbit
Once upon a time … in Hollywood
Best costumes
‘The Irish’
‘Jojo Rabbit’
‘Little women’
‘Once upon a time … in Hollywood’
Better special effects
Avengers: Endgame
the Irish
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Best assembly
Le Mans’66
the Irish
Jojo Rabbit
Best makeup and hairdresser
‘The scandal’
‘Maleficent 2’
Best sound montage
‘Ad Astra’
‘Le Mans 66’
‘Once upon a time … in Hollywood’
Best sound mixing
Ad astra
Le Mans’66
Once upon a time … in Hollywood
Best soundtrack
Thomas Newman, for ‘1917’
Randy Newman, for ‘History of a marriage’
John Williams, for ‘The rise of Skywalker’
Best song
(I’m gonna love me again (Elton John) – Rocketman
Stand Up (Cynthia Erivo, Joshua Campbell) – Harriet
Into the Unknown (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez) – Frozen II
I’m standing with you (Diane Warren) – Beyond Hope
I can’t let you throw yourself away (Randy Newman) – Toy Story 4
Best documentary
‘American Factory’
‘For Sama’
‘The Cave’
‘The age of democracy’
Best documentary short film
In the absence
Learning to skateboard in a warzone (if you’re a girl)
Life overtakes me
St.Louis Superman
Walk run cha-cha
Best fiction short film
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbor’s Window
The Sister
Best Animated Short
‘Dcera (Daughter)’, Daria Kashcheva
‘Hair Love’ by Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver
‘Kitbull’, by Rosana Sullivan and Katherine Henrickson
‘Memorable’, by Bruno Collet and Jean François Lecorre
‘Sister’ by Siqi Song.

Among the most famous of this 92 edition, in addition to Gerwig, we must highlight that of Jennifer Lopez. It was assumed that among the five nominees for best actress would be the New Yorker for her work on “Wall Street Scammers”, but did not enter. Nor is Beyoncé with his song “Spirit” for “The Lion King.” Two presences that would have greatly animated the Oscar’s red carpet.


A category that contains both a big surprise and a great absence is animation. Everyone assumed that “Frozen 2” would fight to repeat the Oscar he took in 2014. But instead there is a film that has drawn a lot of attention since Netflix, the Spanish “Klaus”, a delicious Disney debtor film , where its director, Sergio Pablos, worked for years.

“It is quite obvious, after all that has happened in recent years, that the Academy refuses to recognize women in multiple categories,” he told Vogue magazine, Tema Staig, director of the Women in Media association. “It’s outrageous and affects our ability to tell our stories and grow in the industry.”


The most furious have even asked in the social networks to boycott the Oscar gala.

His detractors have shown relentless statistics: we had to wait until 2010 for a woman, Kathryn Bigelow, to receive a statuette for best director for “The Hurt Locker.” And in 92 editions, only five women in total have competed in this category. Ironically, the last one was precisely Greta Gerwig herself, for “Lady Bird” in 2017.

Systematic bias

Beyond the case of Greta Gerwig, nobody denies the fact that the Academy of the Oscars, and more broadly Hollywood, discriminated against women for a long time and now struggles to break their old misogynistic habits.

“It is disturbing, but not surprising, that the directors still do not receive the respect and rewards that the directors receive,” said Melissa Silverstein, director of the Athena film festival.

“Of course, there is no doubt that there is a systematic bias linked to gender in the film industry,” adds Sasha Stone, who points in particular to the branch of directors of the Academy – the only ones who vote for their category in the Oscars – “That has always been a boys club”.

Even today it is 68% male and 84% white, critics insist, but for the first time in history, women accounted for half of the new members integrated in 2019. The progress is slow, but things have changed since the Academy decided in 2016, expand the income of its new members to respond to criticism about the low representation of women and minorities.