I don't think it is. They mean "Best Picture (Over All)," not "Best
English LAnguage Film," although their choices may be dubious (and I'm
not saying either way).
Scott Andrew Hutchins
Oz, Monsters, Kamillions, and More!
"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously."--Noam Chomsky
On Fri, 19 Feb 1999, paul wiener wrote:
> 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
> >Melis Behlil.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: paul wiener <[log in to unmask]>
> >To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
> >Date: 18 Şubat 1999 Perşembe 23:37
> >Subject: Re: Academy Award question
> >>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
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> >>University of Alabama.
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> >University of Alabama.
> Paul B. Wiener
> Special Services Librarian
> SUNY at Stony Brook
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