September 9, 2020 at 10:29 am #1203695182
People who are rezcting negatively to these changes didn’t read them very carefully. The standards put in place will be extremely easy for just about any film today to meet. All you need is a few people who aren’t straight white men working on the film and you’re set.
John's Best of 2020
Best Picture: Soul
Best Direction: The Midnight Sky
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman
Best Actress: Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo
Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried
Best Screenplay: Soul
John's Best of 2021
Best Picture: Nomadland
Best Direction: Nomadland
Best Actor: Lakeith Stanfield
Best Actress: Frances McDormand
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
Best Supporting Actress: Dominique Fishback
Best Screenplay: Judas and the Black MessiahSeptember 9, 2020 at 12:17 pm #1203695558
From an objective standpoint, these new rules are doomed to be ineffective.
Under these rules, it would be possible for a film with an all straight white male cast and a straight white male director to pass the litmus test as long as it met diversity requirements among other crew members. Conversely, it would be possible for a film with an all straight white male crew to pass the litmus test as long as it met diversity requirements among cast members.
Another issue is that these rules do not address film content at all. That means films that some (or even many) would deem racist, sexist, LGBTQ-phobic, or disability-phobic can pass the litmus test due to technicalities that have nothing to do with the film’s content.
And then there’s the arguably paradoxical nature of the rules themselves. It is possible to argue that they simultaneously encourage and discourage creativity, and also simultaneously discouraging and encouraging hiring discrimination.
Bottom line is, when you take into account the issues mentioned above, these rules are not going to solve the problem. In fact, they may make the problem worse. Why? Because no matter what, we’re still going to be seeing people complaining about how a certain film is prejudiced against a certain race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability, because it either didn’t follow the rules at all, because didn’t follow the rules enough, or because they followed the rules. And then add in the people who are going to call the Academy itself prejudiced for creating these rules in the first place. Because in the end, different people have different standards on what is prejudice and what isn’t.
Now to clarify, as an aspiring filmmaker I will obey these new rules to the best of my ability once I get into the industry. But I cannot say that I have faith in these rules causing real change.September 11, 2020 at 9:51 am #1203698844
So this is just me poking around imdb and seeing what films from last year would have still been eligible
Irishman – now I found these women , but I didn’t check every male name for poc and obs we don’t sexuality
Sandy Powell- Costumes
Thelma Schoomaker – Editing
Eleen lewis- casting
Rodrigo Prietro – Mexican – Cinematography
Once upon a time in Hollywood – This movie has a significant female supporting cast so I think it would get Category A placement.
Victoria Thomas – Casting
Barbara Ling- Art direction
Arianne Phillips – Costumes
Parasite – hits all the criteria
Jojo Rabbit – lead actress , very large supporting actress
Takia waitti – He is from New Zealand so im not sure if he is consider a POC
Mayes C. Rubeo- Costumes ( Mexican and female )
Joker – has Zazie Beatz and Frances conroy in supporting roles , not sure if they are prominent enough
Hildur Guðnadóttir- Score
Shayne Markowitz -Casting
Laura Ballinger – Art Direction
Little women – almost all female cast , hits all the critera
Marrage story – Female co- lead , Female supporting
Jennifer lane – editing
Jade Healy – Production Design
1917- has no female roles
Krysty Wilson Cairns – Screenplay
Rachel tate – Sound editing
Ford v Ferrari- has a small female role
Ronna Kress- Catsing
So of all the movies up for best picture last year the only one I can see that would have maybe been a issue would have been Ford v Ferrari and in saying that I only used Imdb and didn’t look up everyone ( so they may have met the criteria also). So these new rules are not going to affect a lot in terms of what makes it through.
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Ford v Ferrari also qualifies. Caitriona Balfe has a role big enough to be supporting. Behind the scenes, Ronna Kress did the casting, Maya Shimoguchi was the supervising art director and of course the makeup department is mostly filled with women.September 11, 2020 at 10:09 am #1203698877
Ford v Ferrari also qualifies. Caitriona Balfe has a role big enough to be supporting. Behind the scenes, Ronna Kress did the casting, Maya Shimoguchi was the supervising art director and of course the makeup department is mostly filled with women.
Yea i only did a superficial look and was pleasently surpised, So these new rules are not going to effect much when it comes to the films nominated
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