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Oscar nominations are out, and it looks like this year's road to gold is being paved by the women of Hollywood. Media outlets can't stop buzzing about categories like Best Actress, leaving the men behind as casualties in this battle of the sexes.

We're looking at perspectives from HLN, E!, The Today Show, Salon.com and The San Jose Mercury News.

The Oscar news is all about three stand-out women — Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, and Monique. Monique is a favorite to win Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Precious. Bullock and Streep are going head-to-head in the Best Actress category, and while Streep's nomination is a record-breaking 16th for her, Showbiz Tonight commentators are all about Sandra.

"'I have to go with Sandra Bullock on this one, I'm gonna make an early prediction on it. I think she's gonna take it.'

Anchor: 'She has definitely emerged as the favorite.'"

Of course with the nominations comes the naysayers. E! Online says The Hangover, Star Trek and Invictus were snubbed by the Academy. All three films boasted mostly male casts.

"Clint Eastwood's Invictus earned glamour nods for Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, but nothing else — a surprise for those counting on the rugby film to score in Best Picture."

Another winning woman is Kathryn Bigelow, a Best Director nominee for her film The Hurt Locker. Here's Bigelow on The Today Show.

"Matt Lauer: 'And best director, how about that?'

Meredith Vieira: 'And best director for sure. Only the fourth time that a woman has been nominated in this category. Unbelievable. You said your feet haven't really touched the floor since you got the nomination.'

Kathryn Bigelow: 'I think I'm in some sort of other place, but it's so gratifying. It's so extraordinary.'"

The reign of women at this year's awards shows has also broken down gender barriers at film festivals. Salon.com is covering Sundance.

“As if anticipating Kathryn Bigelow's looming slew of Oscar nominations, this was the year when female directors dominated Sundance."

So are you happy with the focus on females in this year's Oscar buzz? Or is your motto "no woman, no cry?"

 

Writer: Lauren Zima

Producer: Brent Davidson

Oscar Nominations Are All About the Ladies

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Feb 3, 2010

Oscar Nominations Are All About the Ladies

(Thumbnail image: Celebrity Mania)

 

Oscar nominations are out, and it looks like this year's road to gold is being paved by the women of Hollywood. Media outlets can't stop buzzing about categories like Best Actress, leaving the men behind as casualties in this battle of the sexes.

We're looking at perspectives from HLN, E!, The Today Show, Salon.com and The San Jose Mercury News.

The Oscar news is all about three stand-out women — Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, and Monique. Monique is a favorite to win Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Precious. Bullock and Streep are going head-to-head in the Best Actress category, and while Streep's nomination is a record-breaking 16th for her, Showbiz Tonight commentators are all about Sandra.

"'I have to go with Sandra Bullock on this one, I'm gonna make an early prediction on it. I think she's gonna take it.'

Anchor: 'She has definitely emerged as the favorite.'"

Of course with the nominations comes the naysayers. E! Online says The Hangover, Star Trek and Invictus were snubbed by the Academy. All three films boasted mostly male casts.

"Clint Eastwood's Invictus earned glamour nods for Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, but nothing else — a surprise for those counting on the rugby film to score in Best Picture."

Another winning woman is Kathryn Bigelow, a Best Director nominee for her film The Hurt Locker. Here's Bigelow on The Today Show.

"Matt Lauer: 'And best director, how about that?'

Meredith Vieira: 'And best director for sure. Only the fourth time that a woman has been nominated in this category. Unbelievable. You said your feet haven't really touched the floor since you got the nomination.'

Kathryn Bigelow: 'I think I'm in some sort of other place, but it's so gratifying. It's so extraordinary.'"

The reign of women at this year's awards shows has also broken down gender barriers at film festivals. Salon.com is covering Sundance.

“As if anticipating Kathryn Bigelow's looming slew of Oscar nominations, this was the year when female directors dominated Sundance."

So are you happy with the focus on females in this year's Oscar buzz? Or is your motto "no woman, no cry?"

 

Writer: Lauren Zima

Producer: Brent Davidson

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