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Latest Data Reveals the Actual Size of The Gender Gap at the Academy Awards

A data-driven analysis of gender representation in 88 years of Oscars

Alice Corona
Feb 24, 2016 · 8 min read

The 2016 Edition: 26% of the awards have an all-male nominee list

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See the footer of this page for a note on what “Weighted” means. In short: “Female nominees” actually refers to “female share of award nominations”. One solo female nomination in one award counts as one, one female nomination in an award shared with two guys will count as 0.33. If you prefer to have a look at the absolute numbers, you can click “Explore” and choose to plot the unweighted variables.
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See the footer of this page for a note on what “Weighted” means. In short: “Female nominees” actually refers to “female share of award nominations”. One solo female nomination in one award counts as one, one female nomination in an award shared with two guys will count as 0.33. If you prefer to have a look at the absolute numbers, you can click “Explore” and choose to plot the unweighted variables.

The good news: This year marks an all-time record for the share of female nominees

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See the footer of this page for a note on what “Weighted” means. In short: “Female nominees” actually refers to “female share of award nominations”. One solo female nomination in one award counts as one, one female nomination in an award shared with two guys will count as 0.33. If you prefer to have a look at the absolute numbers, you can click “Explore” and choose to plot the unweighted variables.

The bad news #1: at this rate, it will take 118 years to close the Oscar’s gender gap


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See the footer of this page for a note on what “Weighted” means. In short: “Female nominees” actually refers to “female share of award nominations”. One solo female nomination in one award counts as one, one female nomination in an award shared with two guys will count as 0.33. If you prefer to have a look at the absolute numbers, you can click “Explore” and choose to plot the unweighted variables.

The bad news #2: Oscar victories are even more likely to be male dominated than the nominee listings

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See the footer of this page for a note on what “Weighted” means. In short: “Female nominees” actually refers to “female share of award nominations”. One solo female nomination in one award counts as one, one female nomination in an award shared with two guys will count as 0.33. If you prefer to have a look at the absolute numbers, you can click “Explore” and choose to plot the unweighted variables.

What women (don’t) win: Disaggregating the Oscar gender gap

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See the footer of this page for a note on what “Weighted” means. In short: “Female nominees” actually refers to “female share of award nominations”. One solo female nomination in one award counts as one, one female nomination in an award shared with two guys will count as 0.33. If you prefer to have a look at the absolute numbers, you can click “Explore” and choose to plot the unweighted variables.
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See the footer of this page for a note on what “Weighted” means. In short: “Female nominees” actually refers to “female share of award nominations”. One solo female nomination in one award counts as one, one female nomination in an award shared with two guys will count as 0.33. If you prefer to have a look at the absolute numbers, you can click “Explore” and choose to plot the unweighted variables.
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See the footer of this page for a note on what “Weighted” means. In short: “Female nominees” actually refers to “female share of award nominations”. One solo female nomination in one award counts as one, one female nomination in an award shared with two guys will count as 0.33. If you prefer to have a look at the absolute numbers, you can click “Explore” and choose to plot the unweighted variables.

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Alice Corona

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Stories with data, from the data collection (or scrape) to the data visualization. Data storytelling instructor. Currently project leader at batjo.eu

SILK STORIES

Silk is a place to explore the world through data. Each Silk contains data on a specific topic. Silk displays data as beautiful interactive charts, maps and web pages.

Alice Corona

Written by

Stories with data, from the data collection (or scrape) to the data visualization. Data storytelling instructor. Currently project leader at batjo.eu

SILK STORIES

Silk is a place to explore the world through data. Each Silk contains data on a specific topic. Silk displays data as beautiful interactive charts, maps and web pages.

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