“About bloody time.”
Netflix’s Mudbound earned four Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, including Best Adapted Screenplay, and two nods (!!) for Mary J. Blige for Best Supporting Actress and Best Song.
The film was also nominated for Best Cinematography, making Rachel Morrison the first woman to ever be nominated in the category in 90 years.
Back in 2015, Deadline reported that women made up a mere 4% of members in the American Society of Cinematographers. Not to mention that it took the ASC 60 years from its founding to admit a woman into the organization.
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“I’m honestly shocked, but I’m thrilled and excited,” Morrison told The Hollywood Reporter about her nomination. “It’s amazing. A dream come true.”
“Women are so qualified they should just go for it. It’s not just about cinematography, it’s about believing in yourself and that anything’s possible,” she said. “I believe the job of the cinematographer is to visualize emotion — things we as women are inherently good at.”
“If this [nomination] says anything, there’s no stopping us!”
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