Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film – An Observation from Wiki

Another object of controversy is the Academy’s “one-country-one-film” rule, which has been criticized by filmmakers.[25] The Guardian said that the idea of a Best Foreign Language Film category itself is a “fundamentally flawed premise” and this is the “most critically sneered-at of all Oscar categories”.[26] It also stated “In a perfect world — or, at least, as perfect a world as would still allow for gaudy film-award pageantry — there’d be no need for a separate best foreign language film Oscar. The fact that, after 87 years, the Academy has yet to honour a film not predominantly in English as the year’s best [Best Picture] says everything about their own limitations, and nothing about those of world cinema”.[26]


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