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Barbra Streisand Says She Lost Out on Oscar Nominations due to Sexism

Barbra Streisand Says She Lost Out on Oscar Nominations due to Sexism

Barbra Streisand is opening up about sexism that she faced back in the 1980s in Hollywood on her film sets.

While speaking with director Robert Rodriguez at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, the 75-year-old legendary entertainer argued that both men and women did not like the idea of a woman calling the shots on a major motion picture.

“There were a lot of older people,” Barbra said. “They don’t want to see a woman director. I don’t know how many women wanted to see a woman director.”

Her hit films Yentl and The Prince of Tides received tons of Oscar nominations, but she was not acknowledged with a nomination for directing them.

“I must have been more hurt than I thought, because I didn’t want to direct for years,” Barbra said as she discussed her hiatus from making the film industry.

Barbra then went on to say that she wants more women to get into power in Hollywood.

“Not enough women are directing now,” Barbra said. “I love when I see a woman’s name on the film, and then I want to see it be good.”

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Posted to: 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, Barbra Streisand

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  • Koos

    is she into scientology???

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    She’s right. If a movie is so acclaimed it gets multiple Oscar nominations, then it usually gets a nod for director. So it’s strange that she wouldn’t have been nominated for best director.

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