Preparations continue for this years 90th Oscars on March 1, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images/AFP)
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Academy Awards voters made history year when they nominated Rachel Morrison for the cinematography Oscar -- the first woman so recognized in the organization's 90 years. Greta Gerwig is also up for best director, only the fifth woman nominated in Oscar history. Yet in nearly every Oscar category, nominees are overwhelmingly male.Three of the 24 awards have no female nominees at all.Outside of acting, 77 percent of this year's Oscar nominees are male, according to a recent study by the Women's Media Center. And because the academy can only recognize films that have been released in theaters, the gender-based disparity among Oscar nominees reflects how vastly underrepresented women are in Hollywood.Citing the most recent Study of Women in Television & Film produced annually out of San Diego State University, she said women were only three percent of composers and eight percent of supervising sound editors.There is one woman, Mary H. Ellis, included among the 25 people nominated in the two sound categories.
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