Monday was the second anniversary of the release of
Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,”
and she would go on to become the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director and
Best Picture. But you’ve got to ask yourself, are women any better off in
Hollywood now? It didn’t look that way in 2010, when almost no women in any
category except in acting were nominated for anything.
This year I feel less embarrassed than I normally do after
the Oscar nominations announcements, getting
fewer prognostications wrong
- four - than my usual six or more misfires. On the other hand, those I got
wrong were really the ones that would have taken any genuine acumen to figure
out. So as it stands I got 31 out of 35, around 88%, or a B+ average.