At this year’s Oscar ceremony, Patricia Arquette made headlines for more than just her award-winning role in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Her somewhat controversial Best Supporting Actress acceptance speech calling for greater gender equality garnered much of the attention. And despite a gender wage gap still existing in many fields (including the entertainment industry), the tide may be turning when it comes to high-profile roles. Here’s a look at Hollywood’s female-led revolution:
Actress Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class, Neighbors and Spy) teamed with fellow filmmakers to launch an all-female production company.
Marvel created a new, all-female Avengers team called A-force—including She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, Storm, Rogue and Scarlet Witch.
The makers of the classic engineering action series set out to develop a reboot. The only stipulation: The new MacGyver must be a woman.
Paul Feig’s reboot of the action comedy movie features an all-star cast of female leads including Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, as well as SNL stars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
Despite initial drama with the upcoming DC Comics superhero epic, filmmaker Patty Jenkins is now directing the big-budget blockbuster.
With shows like Scandal and The Catch, the producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice turns strong female leads into primetime staples.