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SANTA MONIKA, CA – Barry Jenkins is engaged in working with more women in Hollywood.

Jenkins won big prizes in the Independent Spirit movie, where he won the Best Director Award and best film for If Beale Street Can Speak. The director uses his speech on Saturday to attract attention to the "4% challenge" of the time.

He summoned the Beatle Star star on the Golden Globe where she said, "I promise … I'm sure everything I make is 50 percent female, and I just provoke someone there who is in a position of power … I challenge you to challenge and … to do the same. "You know, Regina was in the Golden Globe, and she said something very wise and very true," Jenkins said in her statement. Women make up only 4% of the studio directors, but they account for 44% of Sundance directors and 60% of directors are nominated for this award. "

He continued:" If only 30% of us agree with Regina over the next 18 months to produce or fund a movie directed by a woman that 4% can become 8% or 10% or 16%. "

Barry Jenkins Takes Best Director Award for" If Beale Street Can Speak "at the 34th Independent Spiritual Film Award on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP) ORG XMIT: CARA270 (Photo11: Chris Piecello, Chris Piecello / Invision / AP)

Spirit Awards: won the Spirit Best Supporting Woman Award for her role in James Baldwin's adaptation, though she seemed to save her best speech only if she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar on Sunday, and instead continue the Thanksgiving list during your speech.

Jenkins also recognized the irony of winning the prize as one of the two men in a three-woman category as a follow-up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight.

"I" I will not lie, man, I really did not want to win this devil award, "he said. "With everything that happens in the world, it just feels strange that it's here."

He also thanked all these women (in the movie) who told me what it should be and I had to check out my directorial ego and learn that I can not make a movie for women without women's voices.

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