New York City Mayor’s Office joins outrcy over lack of female director Oscar nominees

Academy to publish update on membership parity drive later this year.

The outrcy over the lack of female directors in the Academy’s Oscar nominations announced on Monday is gathering pace as academics and now the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment have spoken out.

The issue has drawn fire on social media and on Tuesday (January 14) the Office issued the following statement, one day after Women in Film La blasted the male-only line-up.

“While it’s inspiring to see an overall increase in the number of women nominees at the Academy Awards, it’s disappointing
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