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I am mostly wondering how/why "Life Is Beautiful" can be considered a
domestic (USA) film. I'm sure there's a simple answer - I just won't like it.

At 12:25 AM 2/19/99 +0200, Melis Behlil wrote:
>Well it doesn't make much sense to me either, but it's not an unprecedented
>event.  Costa-Gavras' "Z" was nominated for both awards in 1970 and received
>the Foreign-Language Oscar.  As well as the Golden Globe for the same
>category, the Jury Prize at Cannes, and a few other things.  But I certainly
>don't get the logic behind nominating a movie for best picture in two
>categories...
>
>Melis Behlil.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: paul wiener <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
>Date: 18 Žubat 1999 Peržembe 23:37
>Subject: Re: Academy Award question
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>
>>And here's a dumb question:
>>
>>would someone briefly explain to me why (the highly overrated) "Life Is
>>Beautiful" is a nominee as best American film AND foreign film? Am I
>>missing something? Is it part of an effort to make this year's awards the
>>least responsible ever?
>>
>>
>>Paul B. Wiener
>>Special Services Librarian
>>SUNY at Stony Brook
>>516/632-7253
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