Parasite And 11 Other Foreign Language Films That Were Nominated For An Academy Award For Best Picture

by Jeremy Spirogis
Parasite And 11 Other Foreign Language Films That Were Nominated For An Academy Award For Best Picture

Babel (2006)

Directed by four-time Oscar champion Alejandro González Iñárritu, Babel is a somber, sprawling multi-narrative ensemble piece, plus one that finishes the filmmaker’s “death trilogy,” after 2000’s exemplary Oscar-nominated Amores Perros as well as the English-language 2003 movie, 21 Grams. The movie, which features Arabic, Spanish, Japanese and more, portrays four interrelated storylines, informed in non-linear style, which portray a few tragic or life-altering activities occurring Morocco, Japan, Mexico, plus the United States. Babel ended up being selected for seven Oscars, including Best Editing, Best Original Screenplay, two Best Supporting Actress nominations, Best Original Score (which is why it won), Best Director and Best Picture. Ultimately, much like Letters From Iwo Jima, that has been another foreign-language motion picture selected in identical area in 2007, Babel lost Best Picture to The Departed.

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