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Aaron Sorkin Says The Male Competition Is Harder In The Race For Oscars Than It Is For Ladies… And He Doesn't Stop There
As emails continue to leak from Sony in the ongoing hacking of the studios, more details are coming to life.
Well, in the newest emails to leak, Aaron Sorkin has said some pretty awful things about men versus women in Hollywood.
Specifically when it comes to the Oscars, he believes that it's easier to win an Academy Award for a woman than it is for a man.
Apparently, Aaron said that the scripts for women just "aren't there" in the industry and that Jennifer Lawrence won her Oscar for doing what any "professional actress is supposed to be able to do."
He said (bold is our emphasis):
"That was a great and very interesting column today. I'd only take issue with one thing and that's the idea that something like Bridesmaids is seen as a fluke and that's why we don't see more movies like Bridesmaids. There's an implication that studio heads have a stack of Bridesmaids-quality scripts on their desk that they're not making and it's just not true. The scripts aren't there.
That's why year in and year out, the guy who wins the Oscar for Best Actor has a much higher bar to clear than the woman who wins Best Actress. Cate [Blanchett] gave a terrific performance in Blue Jasmine but nothing close to the degree of difficulty for any of the five Best Actor nominees.
Daniel Day-Lewis had to give the performance he gave in Lincoln to win — Jennifer Lawrence won for Silver Linings Playbook, in which she did what a professional actress is supposed to be able to do. Colin Firth/Natalie Portman. Phil Hoffman had to transform himself into Truman Capote while Julia Roberts won for being brassy in Erin Brockovich. Sandra Bullock won for The Blind Side and Al Pacino lost for both Godfather movies. Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep can play with the boys but there just aren't that many tour-de-force roles out there for women."
Well, that's some major BS… not to mention the thought swings pretty close to super misogynistic.
Sure it's his opinion, but that doesn't mean it's the right one.
Plus, all those women gave equally AH-MAZING and BADASS performances as the men did.
What do YOU think of Aaron's email?
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