Letter: Hard acts for the US to follow

DOES it really matter what America thinks about Howards End and Emma Thompson ('Your Oscar is no big deal', 28 March)? The fact that American audiences haven't recognised it as a great film and appreciated its outstanding acting is neither here nor there. Emma Thompson won an Oscar for her natural acting ability and performance, whether or not she is considered 'sexy'.

While America continues to produce its sad films like Police Academy 20 and Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles 3, it is Ireland and Britain that have been winning Oscars for Best Actor/Actress over the last few years.

Matthew Davey

Plymouth, Devon