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.

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From: paul wiener <[log in to unmask]>
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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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