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10 #AskHerMore Questions For 2016's Oscar Ladies

While fashion and frittata are fun, let’s get real on the red carpet with 10 #AskHerMore questions for the ladies at this year’s Academy Awards.

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1. Cate Blanchette: Carol (Actress in a Leading Role)

Knowing women often have to live up to expectations with family, career, or love, how important are these stories of women trying to find their individuality?
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Knowing women often have to live up to expectations with family, career, or love, how important are these stories of women trying to find their individuality?

2. Jennifer Jason Leigh: The Hateful Eight (Actress in a Supporting Role)

What is it like to be a complex female character central to Quentin Tarantino’s storytelling?
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What is it like to be a complex female character central to Quentin Tarantino’s storytelling?

3. Jennifer Lawrence: Joy (Actress in a Leading Role)

Why do you think you gravitate toward roles that highlight women who are problem solvers?
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Why do you think you gravitate toward roles that highlight women who are problem solvers?

4. Brie Larson: Room (Actress in a Leading Role)

What scared you most about portraying a woman struggling in isolation while still trying to remain hopeful for her child?
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What scared you most about portraying a woman struggling in isolation while still trying to remain hopeful for her child?

5. Kate Winslet: Steve Jobs (Actress in a Supporting Role)

Why do you think young women need to see you portray Joanna, a strong woman in technology, especially when compared to an iconic figure such as Steve Jobs?
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Why do you think young women need to see you portray Joanna, a strong woman in technology, especially when compared to an iconic figure such as Steve Jobs?

6. Alicia Vikander: The Danish Girl (Actress in a Supporting Role)

How did you manage the challenge of supporting Lili while still dealing with Gerda's own emotional transformation?
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How did you manage the challenge of supporting Lili while still dealing with Gerda's own emotional transformation?

7. Saoirse Ronan: Brooklyn (Actress in a Leading Role)

What lesson did you take away from portraying a woman who has to make a difficult, life-changing choice?
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What lesson did you take away from portraying a woman who has to make a difficult, life-changing choice?

8. Charlotte Rampling: 45 Years (Actress in a Leading Role)

What is was it like to explore a woman’s identity in a marriage or partnership versus suddenly feeling like an individual?
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What is was it like to explore a woman’s identity in a marriage or partnership versus suddenly feeling like an individual?

9. Rachel McAdams: Spotlight (Actress in a Supporting Role)

Why was it important to portray investigative reporting in an authentic manner, especially for women in journalism?
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Why was it important to portray investigative reporting in an authentic manner, especially for women in journalism?

10. Rooney Mara: Carol (Actress in a Supporting Role)

What is your reaction to playing a young, restricted woman in the 50s, as opposed to the privileges you may have taken for granted today?
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What is your reaction to playing a young, restricted woman in the 50s, as opposed to the privileges you may have taken for granted today?

#AskHerMore

The #AskHerMore campaign inspires people to call out sexist reporting and suggest ways to re-focus on women's achievements. - See more at: http://therepresentationproject.org/the-movement/askhermore/

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