Indeed, not only the lesbian film "Carol" has not received any awards, but it has almost somehow not received any nomination (except Cate Blanchett who was nominated in the best actress category, “Carol” was only nominated in best cinematography, best costume design and best original score), while the movie reviewers, and I'm talking about professionals, enthusiasts and connoisseurs of cinema, have continued over the past month to acclaim the quality of the film.
The movie was also awarded several times at festivals like the Cannes Film Festival and other festivals around the world, so we expected it to be, logically, at least nominated in the best director, best picture and best supporting actress categories.
Remember, in 2010, the lesbian film "The Kids Are All Right" was not only nominated four times, but it won an award, what already was inglorious as it had not won this award in a major category despite very complimentary reviews.
It seems that a movie focusing on women, and only on women, disturbs the panel of judges who are 93% white, 77% male and 85% over 50-years-old.
I hope that these debates will provide a much needed renewal because yes, women also make great films.