Bechdel Test Talks: Awards Shows
THE BECHDEL TEST TALKS
are a monthly series where we examine entertainment through the lens of The Bechdel Test.
Etta Devine & Caroline Sharp join me every month!
The Bechdel Test asks 3 basic questions for every story (originally applied to film):
1. Is there more than 1 female character (with a name)?
2. Do they talk to each other?
3. About anything besides men?
These perimeters are not meant to be judgement calls, but simply starting points for discussion.
LA Times Story: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-sundance-2013-women-lag-men-even-in-independent-film-study-finds-20130120,0,712589.story Ted Hope's Blog: http://hopeforfilm.com/?p=8838
SCORE: 2-7-5 yes: The Paperboy Les Miserables
dubious: Flight Argo The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Zero Dark Thirty Skyfall
trouble seeing film: Rust and Bone The Impossible
no: Lincoln Hitchcock Silver Linings Playbook The Master The Sessions
SCORE: 1-2-2 yes Moonrise Kingdom
dubious Beasts of the Southern Wild Keep the Lights On
no Bernie Silver Linings Playbook
SCORE: # of shows 7-1-4 # of awards 12-2-6
yes Best Comedy Series - Squaresville Best Ensemble Performance - Squaresville
Best Drama Series - Leap Year Best Writing (Comedy) - Squaresville – Matt Enlow Best Costume Design - The League of S.T.E.A.M. – The League of S.T.E.A.M. Best Makeup/Special Effects - The League of S.T.E.A.M. – The League of S.T.E.A.M. Best Design (Art Direction/Production) - Continuum – Eric Whitney - computer voice Best Editing - Continuum – Blake Calhoun Best Directing (Comedy) - My Gimpy Life – Sean Becker Best Female Performance (Comedy) - My Gimpy Life – Teal Sherer Teal Best Directing (Drama) - Anyone But Me – Tina Cesa Ward (but it’s complicated in a good way) Best Interactive/Social Media Experience - The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
maybe Best Original Music - Cost of Capital – Rob Gokee Best Male Performance (Comedy) - The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour – Jeff Lewis - Poker Episode ? Best Visual Effects (Digital) - H+ The Digital Series – Faction Creative and The Sequence Group: VFX Supervisor Ian Kirby; Digital Effects Supervisor Chris van Dyck; VFX Producer Caleb Bouchard
no Best Animated Series - Red vs. Blue Best Cinematography - H+ The Digital Series – Brett Pawlak - up to Episode 12. silent conversation probably about work between two women in Episode 13. Best Female Performance (Drama) - Blue – Julia Stiles – Blue Best Male Performance (Drama) - The Booth at the End, Season 2 – Xander Berkeley – Lead Best Writing (Drama) - The Booth at the End, Season 2 – Christopher Kubasik Best Supplemental Content - Red vs. Blue
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