Are The Oscars Getting Better At Reflecting The Times?

The Oscars released their list of 2021 nominees on Monday. Some are dubbing this the most diverse year yet, but is it enough?

Oscar Nominations - Director
This photo shows Oscar nominees for best director, from left, Lee Isaac Chung for "Minari," Emerald Fennell for "Promising Young Woman," David Fincher for "Mank," Thomas Vinterberg for "Another Round" and Chloé Zhao for "Nomadland." ASSOCIATED PRESS
Oscar Nominations - Director
This photo shows Oscar nominees for best director, from left, Lee Isaac Chung for "Minari," Emerald Fennell for "Promising Young Woman," David Fincher for "Mank," Thomas Vinterberg for "Another Round" and Chloé Zhao for "Nomadland." ASSOCIATED PRESS

Are The Oscars Getting Better At Reflecting The Times?

The Oscars released their list of 2021 nominees on Monday. Some are dubbing this the most diverse year yet, but is it enough?

The Academy Awards continue to face scrutiny over what critics say is their failure to recognize diverse filmmakers and storytellers.

Reset is joined by two Chicago-based women filmmakers to get their take on this year’s list of nominees and what those selections say about the Oscars’ values around inclusivity and diversity.

GUESTS: Jennifer Reeder, director and screenwriter

Maria Finitzo, director and producer