EU handing out film awards

In a world grossly underserved by awards shows and movie honors, the European Union itself is finally stepping up to the plate in a long overdue move: they are creating their own movie award.

According to The Hollywood Reporter:

The new prize, the Prix LUX, will be the first to be picked directly by the 785 elected members of the European Parliament in Brussels. The Parliament will then pay to subtitle and produce prints of the winning film in all 23 of the E.U.’s official languages.

The European Parliament unveiled the new prize on Sunday at the 55th San Sebastian international film festival.

Now I say, why stop there? The United Nations should not let the EU show them up. A UN Star to the film that best illustrates “global integration,” and a promise that the movie will then be subtitled in all the languages represented by the UN’s 192 member states (not just the six official languages of the UN – that’s way too unimpressive).

No problem! (in Mandarin Chinese)

[In case you were wondering, the six official languages of the UN are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.]

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