There's a big problem at the Oscars that got these women singing.

Now *that* is some pizzazz with a cause.

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A few facts you should know to put the video in context:

There are 26 people nominated for best director, best screenwriting (both adapted and original), and best cinematography. All of them are men.

Yep. Not one single woman.


Even worse, there are three other categories not mentioned in this video that don't have female nominees: sound mixing, visual effects, and original score.

One of the singers mentions that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is 93% white and 76% male. That is very, very sadly true — and those statistics are recent, calculated as of February 2014 last year. The average age is also 63.

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