Oscar Winners Mostly American: Study
The odds of winning an Oscar are greater for an American actor in a film that portrays American culture than others, says a study. Of the 97 Oscars in the lead best actor and actress category since 1968, nearly 70% have gone to Americans, the study found. For the study, the researchers conducted a large-scale analysis of the distribution of the Academy Awards for best actor and for best actress in a leading role by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the award for best actor and for best actress in a leading role by the London-based BAFTAs since 1968. This comprised 97 winners and 383 nominees for the Oscars and 97 winners and 331 nominees for the BAFTAs. Both awards state that they aim to recognise best performances in films from all over the world. The results showed that American actors won 52% of BAFTAs but 69% of Oscars while British actors won 18% of Oscars but 34% of all BAFTAs.