Os­car Win­ners Mostly Amer­i­can: Study

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

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.

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