2018 Oscars flashback: How many women were nominated beside the 10 acting contenders (Hint: not enough)

At the 2018 Oscars, Frances McDormand, who won her second Best Actress Academy Award for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” asked all the female nominees to stand. Ten women will always be nominated by the academy: five for Best Actress and another five for Best Supporting Actress.  Besides these other nine women, how many others were on their feet in the Dolby Theater?

Of the 20 non-gender specific categories, women were contenders in 17 of them; they were shut out of Original Score (5 men), Sound Editing (9 men) and Visual Effects (20 men). As you can see below, 47 women other than actresses were nominated at the 90th Academy Awards. Of these, only four won Oscars. By comparison, 151 men other than actors were nominated and 32 took home Oscars.

Only one category — Costume Design — had more women contending then men but the winner was a man: Mark Bridges (“Phantom Thread”), who also picked up the jet ski for the shortest acceptance speech. Another, Animated Feature, had gender parity and Darla K. Anderson was one of the three winners for “Coco.”

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Best Picture (8 women; 22 men)
Lisa Bruce (“Darkest Hour”)
Megan Ellison (“Phantom Thread”)
Emilie Georges (“Call Me By Your Name”)
Kristie Macosko Krieger (“The Post”)
Evelyn O’Neill (“Lady Bird”)
Amy Pascal (“The Post”)
JoAnne Sellar (“Phantom Thread”)
Emma Thomas (“Dunkirk”)

Best Director (1 woman; 4 men)
Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”)

Best Original Screenplay (3 women; 4 men)
Emily V. Gordon (“The Big Sick”)
Vanessa Taylor (“The Shape of Water”)
Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”)

Best Adapted Screenplay (1 woman; 8 men)
Dee Rees (“Mudbound”)

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Best Cinematography (1 woman; 4 men)
Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”)

Best Costume Design (3 women; 2 men)
Consolata Boyle (“Victoria & Abdul”)
Jacqueline Durran (“Beauty and the Beast”)
Jacqueline Durran (“Darkest Hour”)

Best Film Editing (1 woman; 5 men)
Tatiana S. Riegel (“I, Tonya”)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling (2 women; 4 men)
Lou Sheppard (“Victoria & Abdul”)
Lucy Sibbick (“Darkest Hour”)

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Best Original Song (4 women; 6 men)
Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Remember Me” from “Coco”)
Mary J. Blige (“Mighty River” from “Mudbound”)
Taura Stinson (“Mighty River” from “Mudbound”)
Diane Warren (“Stand Up For Something” from “Marshall”)

Best Production Design (5 women; 6 men)
Sarah Greenwood (production design) (“Beauty and the Beast”)
Sarah Greenwood (production design) (“Darkest Hour”)
Alessandra Querzola (set decoration) (” Blade Runner”)
Katie Spencer (set decoration) (“Beauty and the Beast”)
Katie Spencer (set decoration) (“Darkest Hour”)

Best Sound Mixing (1 woman; 15 men)
Mary H. Ellis (“Baby Driver”)

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Best Animated Feature (5 women; 5 men)
Darla K. Anderson (“Coco”)
Lori Forte (“Ferdinand”)
Dorota Kobiela (“Loving Vincent”)
Ramsey Naito (“The Boss Baby”)
Nora Twomey (“The Breadwinner”)

Best Documentary Feature (4 women; 9 men)
Joslyn Barnes (“Strong Island”)
Julie Goldman (“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”)
Rosalie Varda (“Faces Places”)
Agnès Varda (“Faces Places”)

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Best Foreign Language Film (1 woman; 4 men)
Ildiko Enyedi (“On Body and Soul”)

Best Animated Short (2 women; 8 men)
Dana Murray (“Lou”)
Ru Kuwahata (“Negative Space”)

Best Documentary Short (3 women; 5 men)
Laura Checkoway (“Edith+Eddie”)
Kate Davis (“Traffic Stop”)
Elaine McMillion Sheldon (“Heroin(E)”)

Best Live Action Short (2 women; 6 men)
Rachel Shenton (“The Silent Child”)
Katja Benrath (“Watu Wote/All of Us”)

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