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criteria of selection of a film at the Oscars® is as follows:
1)The film should be released between the 1st of October 2006 and the 30th of September 2007.
2)The Artistic control of the film should belong to nationals ( hereby French) representing the film.
The name and status ( in French) of the Seven Members of the French Commission in charge of the 2008 Oscars® are:
Frédéric BRILLION (Président de la Commission d'agrément)
Claude DURAND (Président de la Commission d'avance sur recettes)
Thierry FREMAUX (Délégué général du Festival de Cannes)
Margaret MENEGOZ (Présidente d'Unifrance Film international)
Alain TERZIAN (Président de l'Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma)
Marc TESSIER (Président de la Commission d'aide sélective à la distribution)
Laurent VALLET (Président de la Commission d'aide à la promotion du cinéma français à l'étranger).
However the CNC's final choice was
set on Satrapi's animated film about the childhood experiences of an outspoken
Iranian girl growing up in fundamentalist
It should be added that French actress Marion Cotillard, 31 years old, is also considered to run in the Best actress category given the success of the film overseas but that is still subject to deliberation by the Commission.
TOP: The Only French Stars to date to win an
Oscar®: Simone Signoret and Juliette Binoche.
Bottom: Régis Warnier's Indochine also starred
Catherine Deneuve in the title role.
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Some Background History:
With 34 nominations,
As for Iranian Nationals, to date Only Hollywood Star Shohreh Aghdashloo was nominated for her supporting role in The House of Sand and Fog in 2003, while Sound Engineer Kami Asgar was nominated for his work on Mel Gibson's Apocalypto in 2006. Two Iranian produced films were also nominated in the past: The People of the Wind directed by Anthony Howarth and narrated by James Mason in 1976 and Children of Heaven in 1997 directed by Iranian director Majid Majidi.
Kami Asgar, Shohreh Aghdashloo have been nominees for the Oscar®
Statuette as well as films like People of the Wind and Children of
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submission of "
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