Celebrating women behind the camera, each awards season.

For the fourth year in a row, WIF has created its #VoteForWomen film ballot recognizing the abundance of women whose work behind the camera made the film landscape of 2022 possible. Every year we see hundreds of women excelling at their roles as creative and craft leads on films big and small, and we are too often dismayed by how few of them make it into the predominant discussions of who gets celebrated with nominations and awards—which can lead to continued work and increased compensation. The WIF #VoteForWomen ballot seeks to shine a light on a broader scope of women and nonbinary film professionals, drawing attention to them as a reminder for members of awards-granting bodies, guilds, and other organizations to consider when casting their votes this season.

Johnnie Walker, as part of their “First Strides” initiative and long-standing commitment to gender equity; Max Mara, a 20-year partner of WIF; and Mercedes-Benz have come together to support WIF’s #VoteForWomen campaign by partnering on WIF’s 16th Annual Women Oscar Nominees Party. Additionally, Johnnie Walker and Max Mara are engaging in a year-round partnership that will empower WIF to continue its 50-year tradition of working to build a world without gender bias, by addressing systemic barriers to gender equity in the screen industries and empowering people of marginalized genders as storytellers and leaders in entertainment.
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And the nominees are:

Imagine a ballot like this one...

…Recognizing all of the women whose work behind the camera made the film landscape of 2022 possible. Read more on Variety.

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Click here to view both pages of the above graphic as a downloadable PDF. For a more comprehensive, searchable spreadsheet that is regularly updated with additions throughout awards season, click here to view the below table in a separate tab.

Winners & Nominees

While our ballot may not ultimately line up with who or which films the awards-granting bodies select for eligibility or recognition, we will continue to celebrate the women who are recognized with nominations and awards throughout the season. Click the link below to see all the women who are up for all of this year’s film awards, including trade- and guild-specific.

List updated regularly throughout awards season.


Don't Worry Darling
Director Olivia Wilde and Screenwriter Katie Silberman in conversation with filmmaker Reed Morano.
She Said
Producer Dede Gardner, Actor Carey Mulligan, New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey; in conversation with filmmaker Miranda July.
The Woman King
Director Gina Prince-Bythewood and actors Viola Davis, Lashana Lynch, and Thuso Mbedu, in conversation with Variety Senior Entertainment Writer Angelique Jackson.