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A History of (Firsts) for Women in Film

8 March 2011 5:04 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Today for the International Women's History Centennial, a few "firsts" in movies. Add some in the comments if you want!  I was 2/3rds done with this when I spotted Cinematical's "women in cinematic history but I wanted to make this a little more "first"y and loopier and obviously a bit more awardsy in nature since we play it like that.

A Mary Pickford biography | Florence Lawrence "The Biograph Girl"

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First movie star: That's "The Biograph Girl" Florence Lawrence Or...

First "Oprah" i.e. first woman in entertainment to basic control the universe: Mary Pickford was, like Florence Lawrence, famous by sight before actor names went in credits. Pickford was also known as "America's Sweetheart" a title that the media has virtually never tired of passing on down to newish popular actresses ever since. Mary was one of the founders of AMPAS and a studio founder too. She also commanded astronomical wealth. »

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Hailee’S Comet: Academy Awards Very Rare For Big Screen Debuts

20 February 2011 8:26 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

There are a significant number of pundits who are betting that Hailee Steinfeld, the 14-year-old star of “True Grit,” will win the best supporting actress Oscar over Melissa Leo, the veteran thespian who won top honors this year from the Bfca, HFPA, and SAG for her performance in “The Fighter.” As great as Steinfeld is in her film — and she is great — the following stat may make them reconsider their pick…

Over the 73 years prior to this year in which the Academy Awards featured a best supporting actress category, only eight women who were nominated in it for their big screen debut — as is Steinfeld — wound up taking home the Oscar. That’s less than 11% of them. They were…

Gale Sondergaard for “Anthony Adverse” (1936) Katina Paxinou for “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (1943) Mercedes McCambridge for “All the King’s Men” (1949) Eva Marie Saint for “On the Waterfront” (1954) Jo Van Fleet »

- Scott Feinberg

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Steinfeld Wouldn’T Be First To Be Nominated–Or Win–For Film Debut

3 January 2011 7:20 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

It now appears to be more likely than not that Hailee Steinfeld, the 14-year-old actress who makes her big screen debut in the Coen brothers’ critically and commercially successful Western “True Grit,” will score an Oscar nomination — and perhaps even a win — in one category or another for her film-stealing performance. Consequently, some of you may be wondering if any other newcomer has ever earned that kind of recongition over the 82 year history of the Academy Awards. The answer is yes — in fact, it has happened precisely 47 times, 16 in lead and 31 in supporting.

Some of those women were famous before they received their nods (i.e. Jennifer Hudson and Barbra Streisand); most were not (i.e. Mary Badham and Gabby Sidibe). Some never made another movie after they received their nods (i.e. Jocelyne Lagarde); some made a few and then dropped off the face of the earth (i.e. »

- Scott Feinberg

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