2019 Oscar winners gender gap: 15 women, 36 men (last year it was 6 versus 34)

At this year’s Academy Awards, 15 women won while 36 men (some multiple times) made their way to the stage of the Dolby Theater (these figures include the two men and two women are always guaranteed to win the acting awards). That marks a big increase from last year when the gender gap saw just 6 women winners versus 34 men. Scroll down to see the names of the 13 women who won at the 2019 Oscars besides actresses Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) and Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”).

This year, 53 women other than actresses were nominated at the 91st Academy Awards. With 159 men in contention, this meant that women make up 25% of the nominees in the non-gender specific categories (there will always be 10 women and 10 men nominated for the acting awards). 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 those 17 races.

SEE 2019 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 91st Academy Awards

The uptick this year came despite women being shut out of five races (verus three last year). Two were repeats from last year: Best Original Score (5 men again) and Visual Effects (20 men again). And this time around women were not represented in Best Director (5 men), Cinematography (5 men) and Film Editing (5 men).

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

SEE 2019 Oscars full list of winners by film led by ‘Green Book,’ ‘Roma, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Black Panther’

Though she did not win, 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 shared 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.”

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?”)

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”)

SEE 2019 Oscars: How were winners for the 91st Academy Awards chosen?

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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