Dear #GoldenRobes ambassadors,
A WHOLEHEARTED thank you to each and every one of you for helping us spread the word about our #GoldenRobes awards.
Here are some highlights from our campaign:
- Following our Thunderclap, we had more than 2 million impressions on Twitter
264 people voted for the #GoldenRobes (which is 171 more votes than the jury of the Golden Globes)
- Get Out's Jordan Peele was the winner, with just ONE vote more than Mudbound's Dee Rees...
Women and Hollywood wrote this amazing write-up about our campaign
- As a result of this piece and a recommendation by Women and Hollywood's founder Melissa Silverstein, I was interviewed by BBC Radio Solent the day after the Golden Globes and I had an opportunity to speak with radio host Louisa Hannan about the need for more diversity in Hollywood! (Thank you Louisa & Melissa!)
Cherry on the cake: at the actual Golden Globes ceremony, Natalie Portman
called out the lack of female directors on live TV, announcing the Best Director nominees with the line: "And here are the all male nominees."
This jab made headline news all around the world
(we love you Natalie!)
You may be wondering what is next. Well, Oscar nominations are announced today at 5:22 PST. We are keeping an eye out for who is nominated in the Best Director category, as well as best Cinematography. Rachel Morrison, who shot Mudbound
, could become the first female cinematographer nominated for an Oscar. Yes, you read that correctly, in the 89 preceding editions of the Academy Awards, there has NEVER been a woman nominated for "Best Cinematography". It's about time!
You can follow our reactions to the Academy Awards nominations on Twitter:
Thank you again for your fantastic help!
- Elena (+ Marley + Emma + Pierre)