PS: Oscar Best Picture Non-Anglo Produced Nominees?

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Which of these Oscar-nominated Best Picture movies with a non-Anglo* primary production origin is your favorite? * non-English speaking country not descended from the British Isles

Anglo Countries: Europe (British Isles: U.K., Ireland, Scotland, etc.), Americas (U.S.A., Canada, Bahamas, Barbados. Belize, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, etc), Australasia (Australia, New Zealand) and Africa (South Africa, etc) from the 195 total World Countries

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See the partial list of Oscar-nominated Best Picture non-Anglo produced movies here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045829486/
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Interestingly enough recent Oscar Best Picture nominee, Roma (2018) is a 100% USA based production, as all three production companies are based in California, USA.
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As of March 2019, 98.4% of all Oscar Best Picture nominees are Anglo-based productions or co-productions. They are represented by five hundred forty-eight of the total five hundred fifty-seven Oscar Best Picture nominees. This poll is dedicated to the other 1.6% that bucked the odds to secure a Oscar Best Picture nomination and the one that won.

Controversies (from Wikipedia)

One point of contention with the award is the lack of consideration of non-English language films for Best Picture. Only eleven foreign language films have been nominated in the category (and none have won): Grand Illusion (French, 1938); Z (French, 1969); The Emigrants (Swedish, 1972); Cries and Whispers (Swedish, 1973); The Postman (Il Postino) (Italian/Spanish, 1995); Life Is Beautiful (Italian, 1998); Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Mandarin Chinese, 2000); Letters from Iwo Jima (Japanese, 2006, but ineligible for Best Foreign Language Film, as it was an American production); Amour (French, 2012); and Roma (Spanish/Mixtec, 2018).

Only nine films wholly financed outside the United States have won Best Picture, eight of which were financed, in part or in whole, by the United Kingdom. Those films being: Hamlet (1948), Tom Jones (1963), A Man for All Seasons (1966), Chariots of Fire (1981), Gandhi (1982), The Last Emperor (1987), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), and The King's Speech (2010). The ninth film, The Artist (2011), was financed by France.

Genre Biases (from AMC filmsite)
Only a few foreign-language or foreign-made films have even earned a Best Picture nomination: Z (1969, Fr./Alg.), The Emigrants (1971, Swe.), Cries & Whispers (1972, Swe.), Il Postino (1994, It.), Life Is Beautiful (1997, It.), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Taiwan/HK), Letters From Iwo Jima (2006, Jp./US), Babel (2006, US/Mex.Fr.), The Artist (I) (2011, Fr./Bel)and Amour (2012, Fr.).

Through the 2019 Oscars, 550 of the 559 Oscar Best Picture nominees are Anglo productions or co-productions representing 98.4% of all Oscar Best Picture nominations. Anglo Countries: Europe (British Isles: U.K., Ireland, Scotland, etc.), Americas (U.S.A., Canada, Bahamas, Barbados. Belize, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, etc), Australasia (Australia, New Zealand) and Africa (South Africa, etc).
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Life is Beautiful
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Thanks, I love that movie too.
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i agree, La vita è bella (1997)
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Parasite (2019) is making the early preseason lists for movie candidates to receive an Oscar Best Picture nomination, as well as, Best International Feature Film. If it secures a nomination, its South Korean roots will make it another non-anglo produced nominee among the answer options.
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Potential 2020 Oscar Best Picture Nominees @ 92nd Academy Awards
(TOP 50) 2020 Oscar Predictions: Gold Derby Predicts the 92nd Academy Awards

These two non-Anglo produced movies have realistic shots at one of the ten nomination slots in the Oscars 2020 Best Picture category. Parasite (2019) ranks #3 in the odds for a Best picture nod, while Pain and Glory (2019) sits at #15 for a Best picture nod. A nomination for either would bring the total of Best Picture pure non-Anglo produced movies to just ten in Oscars history. While this would represent a significant uptick over the past decade; it is an underwhelming benchmark for an award ceremony that over ninety-two years prizes has shunned foreign films in its main category.

Parasite 2019 | Movie 8.6 (111,293)
 Korean Title: 기생충 aka 'Gisaengchung' (South Korea)

Pain and Glory 2019 | Movie 7.7 (21,769)
Spanish Title: 'Dolor y gloria' (Spain)
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2020 OSCAR NOMINEES

Parasite 2019 | Movie 8.6 (111,293)
 Korean Title: 기생충 aka 'Gisaengchung' (South Korea)

As of 2020, 98.2% of all Oscar Best Picture nominees are Anglo-based productions or co-productions. They are represented by five hundred fifty-six of the total five hundred sixty-six Oscar Best Picture nominees. This poll is dedicated to the other 1.8% of non-Anglo based productions that bucked the odds to secure a Oscar Best Picture nomination and the one that won.

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Parasite 2019 seems to have lost a bit of momentum.
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Nice upset by Parasite 2019 |
A bit surprising, but well-deserved.

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Personally, I find this poll suggestion interesting but questionable in its wording.
I also find it astounding that you made Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago...Anglo!!!
The premise of the poll is divisive in nature.
In short.....What is the best movie by a non white culture.
Really?
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Anglo does not mean white.

Anglo
is a prefix indicating a relation to the Angles, England, the English people or the English language, such as in the term Anglo-Saxon language. It is often used alone, somewhat loosely, to refer to people of British Isles descent in the Americas, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia.



Therefore, non-anglo produced films would include any non-English speaking country not descended from the British Isles. Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago are well-established parts of the Anglosphere and just like the USA are former British colonies and their official language is English.
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Just interested, this isn't an actual case.

Canada has 2 official languages (English and French).

If one of the movies nominated for Best Picture was Canadian (French), what would you have done, would you have considered it at Anglo or Non-Anglo.

I think that it would have been easier to make the poll about the International Feature Film also nominated for Best Picture.
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I agree.
The polls wording implies the identification of the location of the majority of the people who are of the white race.

cinephiles suggestion fixes the title somewhat.

Anglos of England when the term was coined were 100% White.
Saxons were 100% white.

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Oscar Nominated Best Pictures from Unlikely Countries
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The bottom line is using terms like international or foreign-language are tricky, often including or excluding films not intended. I prefer the Anglo bent because it about recognizing films that are different in a real way. It also seems less arbitrary than separating films by a line on a map or even saying a dubbed or non-dubbed version of the same movie are materially different. Plus, having a Best Picture award that means you made the best movie in the world in a particular year, rather than just your corner of it.

Only twelve foreign language films have been nominated for Best Picture (and it took nearly a hundred years for one to win)

Only ten films wholly financed outside the United States have won Best Picture, nine of which were financed, in part or in whole, by the United Kingdom. (and it took nearly a hundred years for one to win)

I covered this before in a number of other posts (https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-foreign-films-nominated-for-best-picture?rfm...), (https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-oscars-2020-best-international-feature-film?/)  and elsewhere. Nigeria’s Oscar Hopes Are Dashed Over English Dialogue in ‘Lionheart’ highlights some of these issues. As well as, Roma (2018) being eligible last year for the International Feature Film category and The Farewell (2019) being not eligible this year for the International Feature Film category.

Even Anglo, as you point out has its limitations with a Quebec province made production and seems like a special situation with French Canadians fiercely holding onto their French roots for over 270 years since they fell under British rule. Its seems like a long shot that a film would hit the following trifecta to qualify. It would have to 100% produced & 100% financed by companies based in Quebec, be Oscar Best Picture nominated and clearly about French Canadians culture/lives in topic. I am glad I don't have to make that call.
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The bottom line is
It sounds too racist.
Explaining it and justifying the unjustifiable in such and extended way is unnecessary.
It just flat sounds wrong. There is no way you can expect any free thinking person to interpret your poll title in any other way, other than elitist intellectuals and out of touch academic professors.
It is a good suggestion that is very poorly worded.
If you cannot see that it sounds anti white then you need to hang out in different circles for a little while. A pub in Ireland for example.
Look at the land mass identified in your map. They are all contain a white majority in their populations.
Another thing is that by eliminating movies from those countries you may inadvertently leave out a movie produced by a filmmaker that is an actual immigrant.