Exploring Disease Representation in Movies
The Academy Awards, also known as Oscars, are given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. To celebrate the 90 years of this prestigious prize, and to highlight the relationship between cinematography and medicine, we analyzed the report of 554 films, which received nominations to “Oscar for Best Picture” since the first edition in 1929.1
To perform an accurate analysis, three authors independently evaluated the movies’ plots to searching references to illnesses or other aspects related to the medicine. The cases of disagreement have been discussed with a group of further three authors.
Films with Medical References Received Nomination for “Oscar for Best Picture”
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Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest.
- 1.Academy Awards. Official website http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/search/results. Accessed March 01, 2019.