La AWFJ – Alliance of Women Film Journalists – dÃ©cerne chaque annÃ©e des prix aux meilleurs films de l’annÃ©e prÃ©cÃ©dente. Comme le rapporte The Hollywood Reporter, cette association a un humour particulier qui se reflÃ¨te dans le choix de certaines catÃ©gories :
-Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldnâ€˜t
-Actress Defying Age and Ageism
-Sexist Pig Award
-Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest Award
-Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction
-Unforgettable Moment Award
Le site Web de la AWFJ rapporte aussi les rÃ©sultats d’une Ã©tude dÃ©montrant que plus de 70% des critiques de films sont faites par des hommes. L’article se conclut ainsi:
In summary, women are under-employed as reviewers of film in the nationâ€™s 100 largest circulation newspapers. Not only are women outnumbered as film critics, staff writers, other types of critics, and freelancers, women also review fewer films on average than men. In addition, larger proportions of the films reviewed by women are for films with romantic themes, and those with women filmmakers and women protagonists or ensemble casts. However, the actual reviews written by men and women do not differ significantly in their length or nature. Women and men write equally positive and negative reviews and do not become significantly more positive when writing about films with same-sex protagonists or filmmakers.
Overall, these findings suggest that film criticism in this countryâ€™s newspapers is largely a male enterprise, echoing the predominance of men working on screen and behind the scenes in the film industry.
Dans la foulÃ©e cette semaine de l’annonce faite par le regroupement des RÃ©alisatrices Ã‰quitables concernant la publication de l’Ã©tude Â«Encore pionniÃ¨res – Parcours des rÃ©alisatrices quÃ©bÃ©coises en long mÃ©trage fictionÂ», il pourrait Ãªtre intÃ©ressant de faire le mÃªme exercice au QuÃ©bec concernant la critique!