#OscarsSoGlobal? It Pays to Be Aussie, Not Asian, in the Academy Awards Race
Just how global are the Oscars? THR looked back at the past five years of nominations and discovered the surprising nominee from Ireland, the film that gave France half of its noms and why Mexico is second only to the U.S. in best director noms.
This story first appeared in the March 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
• North America: Canada accounts for just three of North America’s 173 major Oscar noms.
• U.K. and Ireland: Germany-born but Ireland-raised Michael Fassbender’s two noms are included here.
• Europe: Fifty percent of France’s six nominations came from the silent film The Artist.
• Asia: With nearly 60 percent of the world’s head count but only three noms (Taiwan’s Ang Lee’s two for Life of Pi and Israel’s Arnon Milchan for The Revenant), Asia has the biggest disparity between population and nominations.
• Australia and New Zealand: All four of New Zealand’s noms were for producing, including Finola Dwyer this year for Brooklyn.
• Africa: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) were the lone Oscar contenders for the continent’s 1.2 billion people.
• Latin America: Mexico has the second most director nominations (three) after the U.S. (25) thanks to Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant and Birdman) and Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity).