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"Anyone out there who is in a position of power, not just in our industry and our industries. I challenge you to challenge ourselves. At stand with us in solidarity and do the same Asia Harris looking back at twenty eight. Was it a good year for women behind the camera? I think there were definitely some some highs. And then also some disappointing lows. I think when I think about some of the movies that were most praise especially by critics, even if they didn't necessarily find an audience all of those films were directed by women. I think about something like the writer which was directed by clo- is how intimate Jenkins who directed a private life. There are a lot of movies that I think were critically praised. But then you also had something like a wrinkle in time which was directed by Eva Jovana, she was the first woman of color to direct one hundred million dollar budget and movie, and unfortunately, it just didn't quite connect with audiences. And so I think there were definitely some high points, but also some low points as well when it comes to Sandra and Andy Sandberg hosting. I'm not hearing bad news. So to speak people are kind of like, you know, no news is good news in this situation. Hosting is really it's such a hard game. Gig, which brings me to the Oscars because for the last month people have been debating the host their Kevin Hart stepped down after a big outcry. When people brought up his past homophobic tweets, Ellen Degeneres, tried to step in with a lengthy interview and trying to revive the effort to have him host Asia where do things stand. Now, it seems like the Oscars still does not have a host. My my sense is that when they do if they were to have a host. They would immediately announced it because it is kind of embarrassing at this point to be so close to the Oscar nominations and not have anyone who will be hosting Linda do the Oscars even need a host. I think it's less that the Oscars need a host and more that going without a host. This year would indicate basically that they couldn't find anyone who would even want who would even want to do it. And I think it doesn't necessarily hurt the Oscars not to have a host. But it would hurt them to have it appear to be a gig that nobody wants because it's supposed to be this really high profile. Kind of cherry on top of your career to host the Oscars and to get to the point where nobody wants to do it when the Oscars are kind of dropping in relevance. Anyway, for a variety of reasons, I think it's a blow to them on a PR level if they come out and just say, we're just going to not have a host because we can't find anybody who's not gonna get us in trouble who wants to do it. That's Linda, Holmes, hosted NPR's pop culture. Happy hour. Thanks, Linda, thank."