Women in Hollywood by Numbers

The Roar Meter is a weekly story in numbers.

  • 2016 films with a Rotten Tomatoes “Fresh” rating: 184
    • Total films listed on Rotten Tomatoes in 2016: 1057
    • Percentage of reviews that must be positive to earn a fresh rating: 75
  • Number of 2016 films certified Fresh and directed by women: 31
  • Percentage of film critics who are female: 27
  • Percentage of male-reviewed films with male protagonist: 76
  • Percentage of female-reviewed films with male protagonist: 66
  • Percentage of Academy Award nominees in 2017 who are female: 20
  • Number of women screenwriters nominated for Academy Awards in 2017: 1
  • Percentage of women nominees in all 19 non-acting categories, 2005-2016: 19
  • Number of years running with zero women nominated for Best Director: 7

Annika Barranti Klein is a writer, knitter, women’s banked track roller derby referee, and radical homeschooling mother. Her work has appeared at The Toast, The Establishment, and on Book Riot. She is a cis, white, bi-furious intersectional feminist.

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