"Because with apologies to Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine had the finest ensemble of any sitcom going. It’s not just the unbeatably excellent representation of gender and race that gets us excited. But two strong lady cops of color who are good at their jobs? Yes please. Add to that Andre Braugher’s amazing gay subversion of the tough police chief stereotype and Brooklyn Nine-Nine might, sneakily, be one of the more progressive shows on television. But, more importantly, it’s hilarious.” - Vanity Fair
It does not escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from your dreams are valid.
Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker, is the only woman EVER to win a Best Director Oscar. Only 4 women have ever been nominated. Women made up only 6% of Directors for the top movies of 2013. There were NO female nominees for directing, cinematography, film editing, writing (original screenplay), or music (original score) during last year’s Academy Awards.