Only Six Women Won Oscars Last Night
Meanwhile, 33 men walked away with Academy Awards
Published Mar 05, 2018Despite a few landmark nominations and tributes to the Time's Up movement at last night's (March 4) 90th Academy Awards, 75 percent of the Oscar trophies were awarded to men.
Across 24 categories, six women took home statuettes compared to 33 male winners.
Amongst the female winners were Best Actress Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney for I, Tonya — in the female-specific categories.
The remaining winning women all shared their awards with male colleagues. Lucy Sibbick won Best Makeup and Hairstyling for Darkest Hour with Kazuhiro Tsuji and David Malinkowski; Kristen Anderson-Lopez won Best Original Song for Coco cut "Remember Me" with her husband, Robert Lopez; writer/actress Rachel Shenton won Best Live Action Short for The Silent Child with director Chris Overton; and Darla K. Anderson won Best Animated Feature with Coco co-director Lee Unkrich.
Greta Gerwig's nomination for Lady Bird in the Best Director race made her just the fifth woman ever to be nominated in the category. The award ultimately went to Guillermo Del Toro for The Shape of Water, leaving Kathryn Bigelow as the only female to win Best Director to date.
Rachel Morrison also made history with her nomination for Best Cinematography for Mudbound, though the award was given to Roger Deakins for Blade Runner 2049.
In one of the more poignant moments of last night's ceremony, McDormand called on all the female nominees to stand with her as she accepted her award.
"Look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed," she declared.
Relive the powerful moment below. See the full list of Oscar winners here.