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Poll: The "Four-Billing" Test

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).

33 Best Picture nominees seem to pass the "Four-Billing" test for women, 8 of them were released in the past 10 years. Which one is your favorite?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

Oscar nominee OSCAR WINNER

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    All About Eve (1950)

    Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, GEORGE SANDERS and Celeste Holm.
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    The Color Purple (1985)

    Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and Margaret Avery
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    The Help (2011)

    Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard and OCTAVIA SPENCER (perfect 4)
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    The Favourite (2018)

    OLIVIA COLMAN, Rachel Weisz, Emma Delves, Faye Davernay and Emma Stone (perfect 5)
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    The Hours (2002)

    NICOLE KIDMAN, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep and Stephen Dillane
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    Hidden Figures (2016)

    Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe and Kevin Costner
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    Black Swan (2010)

    NATALIE PORTMAN, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel and Barbara Hershey.
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    Cries & Whispers (1972)

    Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan, Liv Ullman and Ingrid Thulin
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    Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

    Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, MICHAEL CAINE, Mia Farrow and DIANNE WEIST
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    Working Girl (1988)

    Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Alec Baldwin and Joan Cusack
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    Since You Went Away (1944)

    Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten and Shirley Temple
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    The Nun's Story (1959)

    Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans and Peggy Ashcroft.
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    Lilies of the Field (1963)

    SIDNEY POITIER, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann and Isa Crino
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    Precious (2009)

    Gabourey Sidibe, MO'NIQUE, Paula Patton and Mariah Carey (perfect 4)
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    Philomena (2013)

    Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark and Mare Winningham
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    Brooklyn (2015)

    Saoirse Ronan, Hugh Gormley, Brid Brennan and Maeve McGrath
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    Rachel, Rachel (1968)

    Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington and Estelle Parsons
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    Sunrise (1927)

    George O'Brien, JANET GAYNOR, Margaret Livingston and Bodil Rosing
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    Cimarron (1931)

    Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor and Nance O'Neill
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    Mrs. Miniver (1942)

    GREER GARSON, Walter Pidgeon, TERESA WRIGHT and May Whitty
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    A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

    Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern and Kirk Douglas
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    A Place in the Sun (1951)

    Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters and Anne Revere
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    Marty (1955)

    ERNEST BORGNINE, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti and Augusta Ciolli
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    Picnic (1956)

    William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field and Susan Strasberg
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    Alfie (1966)

    Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin and Julia Foster
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    Funny Girl (1968)

    BARBRA STREISAND, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford and Anne Francis
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    Places in the Heart (1984)

    SALLY FIELD, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan
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    Fatal Attraction (1987)

    Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer and Ellen Latzen
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    The Accidental Tourist (1988)

    William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, GEENA DAVIS and Amy Wright
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    Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

    Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer and Swoosie Kurtz
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    The Prince of Tides (1991)

    Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner and Kate Nelligan
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    Secrets & Lies (1996)

    Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook and Marianne Jean-Baptiste
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    The Kids Are All Right (2010)

    Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and Mia Wasikowska

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