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Why do Oscar-nominated men get more screen time than women?

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Sandra Bullock secured an Oscar nomination for best actress for her work on Gravity. Her performance was captivating, but it was also peculiar when put up against her peers: Bullock was shown on screen for 73 minutes of the film's 91 minute running time. As The New York Times explains, that's a lot longer than her competitors for the best actress award, who averaged 57 minutes on screen. Leading men, on the other hand, had an average of 85 minutes in front of the camera. The New York Times looks deeper into the issue, using the study of cinemetrics to look at the movie screen time of male and female actors, and finding a "disquieting" gap between the representation of the genders.