The co-hosts of “The View” Monday bemoaned that not enough women walked away with Oscars during the 90th Academy Awards Sunday night.
The panel was discussing diversity at the awards show.
“I think because of the ‘Oscars So White’ movement, people felt there was going to be an overcorrection and the Oscars were going to be blackified. They weren’t really blackified,” Sunny Hostin shared. “I mean, Jordan Peele just won the only black screenwriter to win for an original screen play in the 90-year history of the Oscars.”
“There were only six women won Oscars and 33 men,” Joy Behar responded. “So there’s still a long way to go.”
“We haven’t overcorrected anything,” Hostin exclaimed.
“I thought there was a lot of diversity,” guest Ana Navarro said. “‘Coco’ won twice. The best director Guillermo del Toro, this is the fourth time in five years that a Mexican wins best director. So, no, Donald Trump they are not sending their worst people and just rapists and criminals. They are actually sending some really good artists.”
Behar wasn’t the only one. Time magazine published an article titled “The Number of Women Who Won Oscars This Year Is Depressing.” The writer noted that the six female winners were the fewest since the 2012 Oscars, when only four women walked away with the top honors. Four of the women who took home awards Sunday night did so in categories weren’t specifically designated for actresses.
According to the piece, the most awards given to women at the Oscars occurred in 2014 and then again in 2016 when 12 women walked away winners.