It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the women in film, both in front of and behind the camera, for their work throughout the year. This year, we’re proud to the third annual Kaels, named after the late, great female film critic Pauline Kael. Last year, our staff nominated women in the Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Character (our own unique addition) categories, compiled a Bechdel Test-passing list for Best Picture, and invited you, our readers, to vote. Thanks to great success, we’re bringing it all back this year!
Check out the full nominees list, compiled by the Filles, below and just look at how many great women–and great girl-powered films!–were left out of the Oscar proceedings. Vote for your faves (and add your own suggestions in the comments) and we’ll reveal the winners on Sunday morning before the Oscars hubbub begins.
Did we miss any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments below!