In this article, Dan Kois discusses the problems with this year's Oscar nominees- namely that films centering on women's stories are not worthy for a Best Picture nomination. He focuses his analysis on Wild, 'a prototypical "women's story," and thus not worthy of a Best Picture nomination.' He especially criticizes how narratives that explore real themes and free women are not only slighted by award shows, but also have difficulty securing funding from industries. This pattern sends the message that men's personal stories have more 'worth' than women's personal stories.