Although Chang was nominated in the "Unique and Artistic Production" category at the 1927-28 awards, no documentary film has yet been nominated for Best Picture.
Spots in that screening room are free for any film that is nominated for Best Documentary Feature. However, no documentary has ever been nominated for Best Picture in the Academy's 92-year history.
Why not? The Oscars are supposed to be about the best of the best, and while some documentaries are certainly worth your time, others tend to be more opinion than fact. And since most people think that films are supposed to entertain first and inform second, many people may not see the value in including a documentary feature among the nominees for Best Picture.
But what if I say that this year's Oscar nominations were a documentary? That would make sense because every single one of the 92 nominations is actually a documentary: each one is a piece of evidence offered by the filmmakers behind those movies trying to prove their case that they should win the award given out annually by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In other words, the Oscars are a documentary.
There have been attempts before to include documentaries in the Best Picture category. For example, in 2015, Straight Outta Compton was considered by some to be a contender even though it was not officially recognized as such by the Academy. But despite these efforts, there has never been any real support for including documentaries among the five final nominees for Best Picture.
For example, no documentary has ever been nominated for Best Picture, therefore it's reasonable to infer that because there is an Academy Award for Best Documentary, only narrative films will ever be considered for Best Picture. This assumption is supported by the fact that all previous winners were also either dramas or musicals.
However, this doesn't mean that documentaries can't be considered for other awards; for example, five documentaries have been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.
The most recent winner of the award was Land of Mine. The movie is a historical drama that focuses on the experiences of three young women who are confronted by the Nazi genocide against Jews. It stars mine survivors Aviva Kempner, Liat Ben-David and Aliza Fox. The film received seven nominations for the Oscars, including one for Best Picture.
Land of Mine has become the first Israeli film to win an Oscar. It is also the first time that an Israeli movie has been nominated for, let alone won, any award given out by the Academy Awards committee.
Israeli filmmakers have been successful in winning many other international awards, such as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, which marks them as some of the best directors in the world.
The Academy Honor for Documentary Feature is a cinema award given to documentaries. Kukan and Target for Tonight received the first feature-length documentary honors in 1941, as Special Awards. With the exception of 1946, they have been awarded competitively each year since. Other competitive categories include Best Documentary Short and Best Television Documentary.
The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is an annual film award presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to producers of foreign language films. It was created in 1956 when Alfred Hitchcock offered a $25,000 prize for what would now be called a documentary film. The first award was given to Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein's So That My Son Would Know Me (1957).
Other awards include: Best Animation Film, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Documentary Feature, Best Editing, Best Ensemble Cast, Best First Time Filmmaker, Best International Film, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Screenplay, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Writing - Script.
Documentaries have also won several critics' awards including the British Academy Film Award for Best Documentary and the National Board of Review's top documentary prize. They have also won many other awards including those for best movie, best director, and best original score.
It is the first film from South Korea to be nominated for both best picture and best international film. However, it was not on the ballot when nominations were revealed. In addition to the original writing by Jin Won Han, Bong Joon Ho was nominated for best director.
Bong Joon Ho has said that his inspiration for making this film came after he saw The Last Tiger at a cinema in Seoul. He felt very sad while watching this movie because it showed him how difficult it is for animals in captivity. This inspired him to make a film about a man-eating tiger named Manju who is captured by scientists to be used in medical experiments but then set free. He decided to make a film about this subject because it is an issue that many people can relate to.
He had never made a film before but he wanted to make a story that people would feel passionate about so he chose something that everyone could connect with even if they have no experience of working with animals.
Many of his prizes have been in technical categories, while others have been actor honors granted for performances in films in which Scorsese was not recognized. Only one of Scorsese's films has been nominated for Best Picture. That film is 2010's 101 Ways to Die. It was also nominated for best picture song.
Scorsese has been nominated twice before, for 1990's gangster film Goodfellas and 2009's biopic Hugo. He has never won any awards.
In addition to being a director, writer, and producer, Martin Scorsese has been honored with several awards for his work. These include two Oscars, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy. The most prestigious award in cinema history is undoubtedly the Nobel Prize for Film. It was created in 1968 by the Swedish Academy and is called the Nobel Prize because it is awarded in memory of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite. The prize is given out annually and includes a medal designed by Gustav Vigeland.
The other Oscar classes include: best picture, best director, best screenwriter, best original score, best adapted screenplay, and best visual effects. In addition, there is an honorary award called the Leonardo da Vinci Medal that is given to people who have made an exceptional contribution to cinema.