Today’s post is about the other actresses –- those in their 40s, aged 40–49.
We’re not going to compare accolades like we did in the Black Actresses aged 30-39 article. We’re just looking at the numbers here. The idea with this post was to make a list of ten black actresses and ten of their non-black counterparts -- and compare the amount of films they have made in the last five years, 2003 – 2007.
The findings were determined with no regard to whether or not the films were any good or, as in the case of Monica Bellucci, if they included a few foreign films. Voice acting was not included, only onscreen appearances.
I tried to list some of the most popular actresses in this age range.
The disparity is not significant. What do I deduce from this? I figure since this chart shows that the other actresses make only two more films, on average, than their black counterparts then it must be true… it’s hard out here for actresses in their 40s.
Actresses in their 40s have had a little more time to snag Oscar awards than their 20 and 30 year-old peers. With that said, how did they do?
The black actresses have been Oscar-nominated: 2 times
The black actresses have won an Oscar: 1 time
The other actresses have been Oscar-nominated: 15 times
The other actresses have won an Oscar: 3 times
I haven’t done any scientific analysis or anything but I figure the disparity in nominations suggests that the other actresses have better roles and thus, more opportunities to do quality work... more opportunities to shine.
Information sourced from imdb.com.