2019 Oscars: How many women are nominated beside the 10 acting contenders (Hint: still not enough)

At last year’s Oscars women represented 23.73% of the nominees in the 20 non-gender specific categories (i.e., those other than acting). Forty-seven women numbered among the contenders in 17 races. They were shut out of Original Score (5 men), Sound Editing (9 men) and Visual Effects (20 men). By comparison, 151 men other than actors were nominated.  Four women won Oscars as did 32 men.

This year, 53 women other than actresses are nominated at the 91st Academy Awards. With 159 men in contention, this means that women make up 25% of the nominees in the non-gender specific categories. This uptick came despite women being shut out of five races this year.

Besides score (5 men again) and visual effects (20 men again), women are not represented in Best Director (5 men), Cinematography (5 men) and Film Editing (5 men).

This year, one category — Costume Design — is guaranteed to have a woman win as they make up the entire slate. Women outnumber men in three categories — Makeup and Hairstyling, Documentary Feature and Animated Short — and there is gender parity in two more — Production Design and Live Action Short.

Special mention must be made of the achievement of Ai-Ling Lee, who reaped bids for her work on both the sound editing and sound mixing of “First Man.” She shares both nominations with women: Mildred Iatrou Morgan for editing and Mary H. Ellis for mixing. She was likewise nominated for the same double act on her last film with Damien Chazelle, “La La Land.”

SEE 2019 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

Best Picture (5 women; 20 men)
Ceci Dempsey (“The Favourite”)
Dede Gardner (“Vice”)
Lynette Howell Taylor (“A Star Is Born”)
Lee Magiday (“The Favourite”)
Gabriela Rodríguez (“Roma”)

Best Original Screenplay (1 woman; 7 men)
Deborah Davis (“The Favourite”)

Best Adapted Screenplay (1 woman; 11 men)
Nicole Holofcener (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)

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Best Costume Design (5 women)
Alexandra Byrne (“Mary Queen of Scots”)
Ruth Carter (“Black Panther”)
Mary Zophres (“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”)
Sandy Powell (“The Favourite”)
Sandy Powell (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling (5 women; 2 men)
Kate Biscoe (“Vice”)
Jessica Brooks (“Mary Queen of Scots”)
Patricia DeHaney (“Vice”)
Pamela Goldammer (“Border”)
Jenny Shircore (“Mary Queen of Scots”)

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Best Original Song (4 women; 9 men)
Lady Gaga (“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”)
Solana Rowe (“All The Stars” from “Black Panther”)
Diane Warren (“I’ll Fight” from “RBG”)
Gillian Welch (“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”)

Best Production Design (5 women; 5 men)
Hannah Beachler (“Black Panther”)
Fiona Crombie (“The Favourite”)
Bárbara Enríquez (“Roma”)
Alice Felton (“The Favourite”)
Kathy Lucas (“First Man”)

Best Sound Editing (3 women, 7 men)
Nina Hartstone (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)
Mildred Iatrou Morgan (“First Man”)
Ai-Ling Lee (“First Man”)

Best Sound Mixing (2 woman; 15 men)
Mary H. Ellis (“First Man”)
Ai-Ling Lee (“First Man”)

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Best Animated Feature (1 women; 16 men)
Nicole Paradis Grindle (“Incredibles 2” )

Best Documentary Feature (8 women; 7 men)
Joslyn Barnes (“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”)
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (“Free Solo”)
Shannon Dill (“Free Solo”)
Eva Kemme (“Of Fathers and Sons”)
Su Kim (“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”)
Diane Quon (“Minding the Gap”)
Betsy West (“RBG”)
Julie Cohen (“RBG”)

Best Foreign Language Film (1 woman, 4 men)
Nadine Labaki (“Capernaum”)

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Best Animated Short (5 women; 4 men)
Louise Bagnall (“Late Afternoon”)
Nuria González Blanco (“Late Afternoon”)
Becky Neiman-Cobb (“Bao”)
Domee Shi (“Bao”)
Alison Snowden (“Animal Behaviour”)

Best Documentary Short (2 women; 7 men)
Melissa Berton (“Period. End of Sentence”)
Rayka Zehtabchi (“Period. End of Sentence”)

Best Live Action Short (5 women; 5 men)
Maria Gracia Turgeon (“Fauve”)
Marianne Farley (“Marguerite”)
Marie-Hélène Panisset (“Marguerite”)
María del Puy Alvarado (“Mother”)
Jaime Ray Newman (“Skin”)

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