Sex and experience in the academy award nomination process

Psychol Rep. 2004 Oct;95(2):589-92. doi: 10.2466/pr0.95.2.589-592.


Research has indicated significant age differences between male and female Academy Award nominees and winners. However, this discrepancy may be associated with sex differences in actors' ages when they first begin their acting careers. The present research uses event history analysis to investigate the duration of Academy Award nominees' careers from career start (first film) to first three Academy Award nominations. Analysis suggested controlling for an actor's age at first film explains the sex-age disparity between Academy Award nominees and winners.

MeSH terms

  • Academies and Institutes*
  • Awards and Prizes*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motion Pictures
  • Sex Factors