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

At the 2018 Oscars, Frances McDormand, who’d just 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?

Forty-seven women other than actresses were nominated for those 90th Academy Awards. Of these, only four won Oscars. By comparison, 151 men other than actors were nominated and 32 took home statuettes. 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).

At last year’s Academy Awards, 53 women other than actresses were nominated as were 159 men. Women make up 25% of the nominees in the non-gender specific categories compared to 23.73% in 2018. Thirteen of these women won as did 34 of the men (some multiple times). Scroll down to see the names of the women who won at the 2019 Oscars besides actresses Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) and Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”).

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

The narrowing of the gender gap last year came despite women being shut out of five races (verus three in 2018). Two were repeats from then: Best Original Score (5 men again) and Visual Effects (20 men again). In addition, women were not represented in Best Director (5 men), Cinematography (5 men) and Film Editing (5 men).

In 2019, one category — Costume Design — was guaranteed to have a woman win as they make up the entire slate. And 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”)

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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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