12.16.2008

So Freaking Excited

IT IS VERY LIKELY there could be TWO FEMALE NOMINEES for Best Cinematography this year.

Maryse Alberti (The Wrestler) and Mandy Walker (Australia) definitely have Oscar buzz. Two incredible and extremely different DoP's.

No female has EVER been nominated for Best Cinematography. Now possibly two could be nominated in the same year! This is so awesome!

(The feminist in me is saying by getting this excited over the whole thing is only perpetuating the idea that a female winning this award is a phenomenon and not something normal or expected... i.e. making a big deal out of it when I am all for gender not being a big deal at all is hypocritical... BUT I CAN'T HELP IT, I STILL THINK IT'S PRETTY COOL.)

Read all about it at The LA Times

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