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Percent of Words Spoken By Women
Most film dialogues are made up of a majority of male-spoken words. These percentages were calculated by counting the number of words spoken by each character in each screenplay. Characters with at least 100 spoken words were then mapped to IMDB pages to identify them as male or female.
The reason behind this threshold is because characters with few words don't consistently have the same name in the screenplay as IMDB. Unfortunately, this exclusion categorizes some films as having 100% male dialogue, when that's not the case. For example, the film, 1917, supposedly has 0% female dialogue, but a female character named Lauri says 88 words, so it actually has 1.7% female dialogue.
Additionally, some of the data for this chart was found here, which also uses the 100-word threshold.
Gender Breakdown of Directors
Directors of Oscar-winning films are predominantly male. In fact, over the last 20 years of Oscar awards, only 4 winning films have had female directors, and only 1 female director, Kathryn Bigelow, has won Best Director.
Nationality Breakdown of Directors
There are 20 different nationalities that correspond to directors of Oscar-winning films. Some directors have dual nationalities (e.g., British-American), so we handled these cases by counting 0.5 towards each nationality present (i.e., 0.5 towards British count and 0.5 towards American count).
Over the years, films with a variety of different genres have won Oscars, but drama films have won the most by far. Sometimes a film can be categorized by more than one genre, for example, Black Swan is both a drama and a thriller. In this case, we count 1 Oscar winning film towards each of these genres.
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Note: Some films that have won Oscars between 2001 and 2020 are not included in the "Percent of Words Spoken By Women" chart because their screenplays were not available. These films include Dreamgirls, Iris, La Vie en Rose, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Pollock, Ray, The Constant Gardener, The Hours, and The Last King of Scotland