Some tight races, some movies missed | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

February 20, 2015 4:43 PM

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It's not just about the presentation this year, which hopes to get a boost from Neil Patrick Harris' hosting. This awards season, we've already had plenty of discussions about whether the Oscars properly viewed people of color as only one film about African-Americans, "Selma," received a major nomination - and "Selma" itself, though up for best picture, was ignored for acting, directing and writing.

But we could just as easily have been talking about gender. There are eight nominees for best picture - "American Sniper," "Birdman," "Boyhood," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything" and "Whiplash." Each can easily be seen as male-centric, the women co...

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