Oscar, many movie-goers will inevitably gripe that they've never seen, and in some cases, never heard of numerous nominated films. For over two decades, the Oscars movies nominated for best picture aren't well recognized (and consequently aren't highly liked). And here are some fantastic Chinese films that have been nominated for Oscar.
1. Better Days
Better Days, directed by Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang of Hong Kong, is a competitor in the International Feature Film category. The film, which focuses on school bullying in China, was first suppressed before making an epic comeback. It grossed $227.3 million worldwide and won critical accolades for its fearless portrayal of bullying.
2. 76 Days
Meanwhile, 76 Days, directed by Hao Wu, is gaining attention in the Documentary category. The moving video depicts the early phases of the epidemic in Wuhan, as patients and front-line medical workers battled to keep the city safe during a 76-day lockdown. Since its debut, the cut-and-paste documentary has gotten a lot of worldwide attention, with some commentators predicting that its humanising tale may win it an award.
A lady in her sixties goes on a journey through the American West as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad after losing everything in the Great Recession. Chloé Zhao directed this film.
4. Ju Dou
It is famous for making printed in vibrant Technicolor long after the technique had discontinued in the United States. It was also the first Chinese film to get an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990.
The costliest film in Chinese cinema history, the US$31 million "Hero", was released on October 24 2002, delighting viewers with its catchphrase, "Hurrah for the Oscars!". An Oscar nomination for "Hero" for Best Foreign Film in 2002 would provide a lifeline for China's and Asia's ailing film industries, as well as enhance the international prominence of Chinese martial arts.
6. Blind Shaft
Blind Shaft, directed by Li Yang, premiered in American theatres in February 2004 and received the top narrative prize at the second annual Tribeca Film Festival due to its compelling premise.
7. House Of Flying Daggers
Flying Daggers, directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Zhang Ziyi and Andy Lau, broke Chinese box office records in 2004, collecting 153 million yuan (US$18.5 million), surpassing Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. It earned the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Best Foreign Language Film award this year, demonstrating international recognition from both film-makers and critics.
8. Warriors Of Heaven & Earth
Directed by He Ping that released in 2003. The film's cinematography is noteworthy, capturing a diverse range of landscapes in China's Xinjiang area. It was China's official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. However, it did not receive a nomination.
9. The Wedding Banquet
At the 66th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was awarded the Golden Space Needle at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival as the Golden Bear at the Seattle International Film Festival.
10. Raise The Red Lantern
Not all of the generation's films allowed for big domestic release by Chinese authorities, but they were a crucial source of foreign cash and found global audiences; "Raise the Red Lantern" tied for the Silver Lion at Venice and was nominated for an Oscar.