I’m going somewhere with this. Stay with me. If you spent any time online today, you might be led to believe that by large swaths of individuals who believe the most prestigious awards show of the year is a misogynistic and racist institution that takes great pleasure in maintaining an elitist status quo. It’s all bullshit, of course. The real problems with diversity in film can be attributed to an industry that is slow to embrace more female voices behind the camera. Things are improving, albeit slowly. Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor was the city planner ever gilded with a shiny trophy for his efforts. Moving on.