Only American Films Should Win the Best Picture Oscar, Says Cannes Head Thierry Frémaux
Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux is all for global cinema, with a caveat.
The festival president addressed the recent 2023 Academy Awards ahead of the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival.
“I thought the ceremony was very good and I was happy to see Michelle Yeoh rewarded. And disappointed that Steven Spielberg wasn’t, because his film is a love letter to cinema,” Frémaux told Variety. “I don’t understand either why [2022 Cannes Palme d’Or winner] ‘Triangle of Sadness’ can’t vie for a best international film Oscar, even if it’s in English. How can a non-American film win the Oscar for best film since it’s a ceremony in honor of American cinema? ‘Parasite’ won, it’s great, but it’s a Korean film.”
Academy rules state that an International Feature submission must “...