In a world filled with millions of people of every shape, size and color, in a world where approximately half the population is female, here they are: the six nominees for this year’s Best Director Oscar.
Now of course these six guys are all very different from one another, with different backgrounds, experiences, and sensibilities, and yet… Which of you will argue that, whatever their differences, these guys have more in common with one another than with the 99% of film directors (of every background) who have never been nominated?
I’ll have more to say about all this later, but for right now, I ask you:
Is it just a coincidence that year after year, the vast majority of candidates always look just like these six?
Here is a complete list of the 2011 Oscar Candidates: