Only one of this year’s five foreign-language films was directed
by a woman — France’s "Mustang,” helmed by Deniz Gamze Erguven — and one of the
documentary features — "What Happened, Miss Simone?” by Liz Garbus.
No woman is nominated for cinematography, directing, music
score, sound editing or mixing. It’s a good thing acting categories are
separated by gender — otherwise, they might all be filled with men as well.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has been under fire over its lack
of inclusion. But, for better and for worse, the Academy is a microcosm of the
entire U.S. film industry.