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Brazil and the Oscars: Low investments reduce the chances of national films

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Pre-nominations for the 2021 edition have already been released, and the Brazilians considered to take part in the competition have once again been left out.

For the "Best International Film" category (formerly "Best Foreign Film"), Brazil's nomination to the committee selecting the 2021 finalists was Babenco: Tell Me When I Die, a documentary about the life and work of director Héctor Babenco, directed by Bárbara Paz.

However, this year's defeat is not an unprecedented situation: Brazil has never brought home an Oscar - some Brazilians have been awarded the prize individually, but . . .

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