|"It says here that we only received ONE Fisti nomination!"|
Alright, so the 1956 Fisti Awards have been posted! This has been a confusing year for me to compile. It's all those damn foreign film release dates that have messed with me. Here over at A Fistful of Films we pride ourselves on a really loose rule system when it comes to nominating foreign language films. Basically, when they have multiple release dates (home country/US/festival circuit) I allow myself to chose the year I think they best fit...if they haven't gotten any Oscar play. If Oscar bit at all, I try and place them in the year that they had Oscar play. Some films are tricky, because back in the day a foreign film could technically play in multiple years. Take La Strada for instance. It won the Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1954 (when it was released in it's home country) but then was nominated for Original Screenplay in 1956, when it was released stateside.
What to do?
Well, 1956 had another issue. It was a bounty for film adaptations, but I had such a hard time finding original screenplays! So, I moved over La Strada to this year (as well as a few others, like Umberto D.)!
Also, Around the World in 80 Days is a crap movie and one of the worst Best Picture winners I've ever seen. Like...what the hell?
So check them out and PLEASE give me feedback. Love to know what you think!