Live Poll: The "Four-Billing" Test

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It's not exactly the Bechdel test, but even the most arbitrary parameter can sometimes provide interesting insights. Let's call it the "Four-Billing" test for the sake of giving it a name.

The following films have two things in common: they were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar and out of the 4 first credited cast-members, at least 3 are female (or 3 out of 5 given that the fifth one was nominated for an Oscar).

Only 16 Best Picture nominees seem to pass the "Four-Billing" test for women (to give you an idea, it's exactly the same number for men between 1960 and 1979). Which one is your favorite?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047144974/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/yu9ExLa1Oq0/
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The Hours
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Brooklyn.
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1. The Favourite (2018)
2. Philomena (2013) 
2. Brooklyn (2015)
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Seems like the 2010s are having a good run in this poll, I double-checked the lists of BP nominees and didn't find any other movies to include, I think I'm gonna prepare a poll for movies that makes the "perfect 4"
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Interesting list!

My vote: Hidden Figures (2016)
2nd The Nun's Story (1959)
3rd Lilies of the Field (1963)
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Dan, another of ElMo's polls is stuck in the SPAM filter. If you would look for him please. He posted on another thread 11 hours ago.
Thanks

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls039417373/


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Ed,

I posted in this thread that do not see the thread in the spam filter. I've had threads disappear mysteriously and mysteriously re-appear.
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Thanks
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This is a great partner to Bechtel Test, which, alone, is a pretty blunt object. 

My vote will probably go to 'The Favourite.' 

Bravo, ElMo, on a great idea: I hope it grows past this poll. 
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ElM,

Thank you for linking ot my poll, Bechdel Test.

I fully agree with Ruby that the Bechdel Test is a rather blunt instrument. This is definitely a welcome companion.
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Thanks for your com(pli)ments :)
I've tried to add a few parameters because I wasn't too satisfied with some entries but it didn't work, so I guess it's fine the way it is...
I tried to count how many movies score a Perfect 4 for men (first 4 cast members=4 actors), so far I counted 25 between 1950 and 1990.
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Thanks a lot, Peter, they've all been added
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Thanks a lot, Peter, I can't believe I missed all these films
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