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They actually pay her to spew this drivel.

Via Mediaite:

Isn’t there something “anachronistic” about the Academy Awards setting up separate acting categories for men and women? That’s the question Krystal Ball asked her fellow co-hosts on The Cycle Thursday afternoon during a discussion about this morning Oscar nominations announcement.

“It seems kind of anachronistic to me that the separate the men and the women in the awards,” Ball said. “Why do you have to separate it into this ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress’? Why can’t they all compete against each other?”

Ball pointed to a study demonstrating that in 2011, only 11% of protagonists in the top 100 grossing films of the year were female. By separating the categories as the Academy (and every other awards show does), Ball said we are “masking the fact that we still have a very male-dominated film industry.”

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