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Are Any Of The 2015 Best Picture Nominees Pass The Bechdel Test?

Eight Oscar® nominees for Best Picture, but are any of them have at least two named female characters, talking to each other and avoiding male subjects?

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If you're unfamiliar with the Bechdel Test, here is how a movie pass this test...

Using data from BechdelTest.com, can you guess if any of the 7 of the 8 Oscar® nominated Best Picture contenders would pass this simple test... (you might be surprised!)

Using data from BechdelTest.com, can you guess if any of the 7 of the 8 Oscar® nominated Best Picture contenders would pass this simple test... (you might be surprised!)

  1. 1. First up: Boyhood

    IFC Films
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It Passed!

    Although dubious, two women talking about school report just manage to pass.

    It Passed!
  2. 2. Next, The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Fox Searchlight
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It Failed!

    There were three named female character (Agatha, Madame D and Clothilde), but they never talked to each other.

    It Failed!
  3. 3. Next, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Fox Searchlight
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It Passed!

    With more women leads than male (5 women to 3 male), plus two women chat to each other, this passed the Bechdel Test, surprisingly!

    It Passed!
  4. 4. Next, The Imitation Game

    Studio Canal
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It Failed!

    Keira Knightley's character speaking to two other named female characters about two men, Oops!

    It Failed!
  5. 5. Next, Whiplash

    Sony Pictures
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It Failed!

    There were two named female characters (both minor characters), none of them spoke to each other.

    It Failed!
  6. 6. Next, Selma

    Paramount
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It Passed!

    Despite only nominated for 2 awards, one scene was strong enough to pass, when Coretta Scott King talked to civil-rights protester Amelia Boynton about her fears.

    It Passed!
  7. 7. Finally, The Thoery of Everything

    Universal
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It Passed!

    Although dubious, it may've passed after Jane and her Mum talked about joining the church choir.

    It Passed!

Before we finish, here is the last nominee, American Sniper.

Sadly, as of the time of publishing, there was no rating of the Bechdel Test.
Warner Bros.

Sadly, as of the time of publishing, there was no rating of the Bechdel Test.

Here are the links to the individual films from bechdeltest.com:

-Boyhood

-The Grand Budapest Hotel

-Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

-The Imitation Game

-Whiplash

-Selma

-The Theory of Everything

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