Sandra, Meryl, and Judi are all-but-certain nominees, yet the best female performances this year were in foreign-language films that will likely go unrecognized by the Academy.
Read the full article because it’s great. One thing Frosch touches on I sympathize with is the problem with subtitles distracting me from performers while watching a movie made in a language I don’t understand. I wonder about some of my favorite performances and how so many of them are built on the nuanced decisions of actors. Could I have even noticed these nuances if I were reading words at the bottom of a screen?
The only way to solver this is for me to learn, with fluency, all languages in which movies are made.