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Poll: Provocative Scarlet Letter Oscar Movie Nominees

Which controversial Oscar nominated movie branded with a scarlet letter "Adults Only" rating* throughout the world is the most provocative? * rated X, USA:NC17, UK:18, India:A, etc. or released UNRATED to avoid a scarlet letter rating

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    A Clockwork Orange (1971)

    Nominated: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing

    Scarlet Letter Details: X:USA, R:USA(edited), UK:X UK:18, Canada:18A, Australia:R18+, Italy:VM18, South Korea:18, Spain:(Banned), Ireland:(Banned) and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

    A Clockwork Orange 's World "Adults Only" Ratings

    A Clockwork Orange 's Scandalous Details

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    Requiem for a Dream (2000)

    Nominated: Best Actress

    Scarlet Letter Details: UNRATED:USA (uncut NC-17 rated version), UK:18, Canada:18A, Australia:18+, Brazil:18 and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

    Requiem for a Dream's World "Adults Only" Ratings

    Requiem for a Dream's Scandalous Details

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    Midnight Cowboy (1969)

    Won: Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay Nominated: Best Actor, Best Actor and Supporting Actress

    Scarlet Letter Details: X:USA 1969, re-rated R:USA 1971 USA (no edits made), UK:X, UK:18, Canada:18A, Australia:R18+, Ireland:(Banned) and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

    Midnight Cowboy's World "Adults Only" Ratings

    Midnight Cowboy's Scandalous Details

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    Pulp Fiction (1994)

    Won: Best Original Screenplay Nominated: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Film Editing

    Scarlet Letter Details: R:USA, UK:18, Argentina:18, Australia:R18+, Brazil:18, Canada:18A,India:A, Ireland:18, Israel:18, Italy:VM18, New Zealand:R18, Russia:18+, South Africa:18, South Korea:18, Spain:18 and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

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    Last Tango in Paris (1972)

    Nominated: Best Actor and Best Director

    Scarlet Letter Details: X:USA NC-17:USA, UK:X, UK:18 and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

    Last Tango in Paris's World "Adults Only" Ratings

    Last Tango in Paris's Scandalous Details

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    Monster's Ball (2001)

    Won: Best Actress Nominated: Original Screenplay

    Scarlet Letter Details: R:USA (censored), UK:15, Canada:18A, South Korea:18, Australia:R18+, Spain:18 and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

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    Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

    Nominated: Best Original Screenplay

    Scarlet Letter Details: UNRATED:USA (uncut ), R:USA (heavily edited version), UK:18, Australia:R18+ and other adult only ratings.

    Y Tu Mamá También's World "Adults Only" Ratings

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    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

    Nominated: Best Original Song

    Scarlet Letter Details: R:USA (edited), UK:15 (edited), Ireland:18, Russia:18+, Poland:18 and banned in a dozen other countries.

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    Blue Valentine (2010)

    Nominated: Best Actress

    Scarlet Letter Details: R:USA (on appeal from NC-17) , UK:15, Canada:18A, South Korea:18, Singapore:R21 and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

    Blue Valentine's World "Adults Only" Ratings

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    RoboCop (1987)

    Nominated: Best Sound Mixing and Film Editing

    Scarlet Letter Details: X:USA (uncut), UNRATED:USA (director's cut), R:USA (edited), UK:18, Canada:18A, Ireland:18, Australia:R18+, German:18, Argentina:18, Finland:(Banned-uncut), Finland:K18 (edited) and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

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    Boys Don't Cry (1999)

    Won: Best Actress Nominated: Best Supporting Actress

    Scarlet Letter Details: R:USA (edited), UK:18, Canada:18A Argentina:18, Australia:R18+, Ireland:18, Brazil:18, Italy:VM18, South Korea:18, Spain:18 and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

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    The Godfather Part III (1990)

    Nominated: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Song

    Scarlet Letter Details: R:USA, UK:15, South Korea:18 (video rating), Peru:18, Philippines: R-18 and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

    Godfather 3's World "Adults Only" Ratings

    Godfather 3's Scandalous Details

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

    Won: Best Makeup, Best Costume Design and Best Sound Editing Nominated: Best Art Direction

    Scarlet Letter Details: R:USA, UK:18, Spain:18, Ireland:18, Singapore:M18 and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

    Dracula's World "Adults Only" Ratings

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    Wild at Heart (1990)

    Nominated: Best Supporting Actress

    Scarlet Letter Details: uncut Cannes (X-rated), R:USA (edited), UK:18, Australia:R18+, Spain:18, Canada:18+, Ireland:18, South Korea:18 and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

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    Henry & June (1990)

    Nominated: Best Cinematography

    Scarlet Letter Details: NC17:USA, UK:18, South Korea:18, South Africa:(Banned) and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

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    The Damned (1969)

    Nominated: Best Original Screenplay

    Scarlet Letter Details: X:USA and R:USA (edited), UK:18, Ireland:18, Italy:VM18, Spain:18, Netherlands:18 and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

    The Damned's World "Adults Only" Ratings

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    Last Summer (1969)

    Nominated: Best Supporting Actress

    Scarlet Letter Details: X:USA, R:USA (edited), UK:X (cut), UK:18, Argentina:18, France:18, Italy:VM18, New Zealand:(Banned) and other "adult only" country specific ratings.

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