MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Issa Rae said she feels that women’s voices have been amplified in the film and television worlds and she’s happy to be part of the group leading the change and opening doors for others. “I do think there’s a renaissance in so many different ways,” the actress said at NFL’s Women’s Summit on Friday. “We have a newfound power, a newly rediscovered power. We’re like, ’…We can speak up, and we can get stuff done, and we can make a change, and we can reclaim our stories.” “It just seems so much more attainable (for women) because you are seeing a shift behind the scenes.” Rae’s words come on the heels of Greta Gerwig’s historic Oscar nomination for best director with “Lady Bird,” making her just the fifth woman nominated for the prestigious prize. There have been major wins by women’s stories on television at the recent Emmy and Golden Globe Awards by HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” shows where actresses Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Elisabeth Moss also serve as executive producers. Director Ava DuVernay made history with her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, while Shonda Rhimes continues to be a force… Read full this story
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