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Academy Decides on Puerto Rico's Status
The Oscars have long established the best picture, best director, best supporting actress. Recently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided on Puerto Rico's status as well.
Long included in the Best Foreign Picture category, a new decision categorizes films produced on the island as squarely within the USA. Here's a link to a news story from the Puerto Rican press sent to me by Sonia Fritz, whose film América had been selected by the local Puerto Rican committee to represent the island in the competition for the Foreign Language Film.