This weekend, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma will make Oscars history if it becomes the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Should it do so, the Oscar for best foreign-language film, for which Roma is also nominated, could go to one of the other nominees, but those rooting for Hirokazu Koreeda’s Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters should beware: Asia’s history at the Oscars is far from stellar.
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