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 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 >516/632-7253 >[log in to unmask] > >---- >Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the >University of Alabama. ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.