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Gender distribution of Academy Award nominees in the U.S. 2017-2019

According to a report published in February 2020, 30 percent of the non-acting Oscar nominees for films released in 2019 were female, a five percent increase from the figure recorded in the previous year. The source noted that gender parity improved in 2019, with women having written and directed more successful movies than ever before.

Distribution of non-acting Academy Award nominees in the United States from 2017 to 2019, by gender

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

2017 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The non-acting categories are: Best picture, directing, writing (original screenplay), writing (adapted screenplay), film editing, cinematography, production design /art direction, costume design, makeup and hairstyling, original score, original song, documentary feature, documentary short subject, sound mixing, sound editing, visual effects, animated feature, short film (live action), short film (animated)

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