Award Snub: The movie was not submitted by Switzerland for this category, more or less due to its being a Swiss-French-Pole co-production. It was nominated for Director, Original Screenplay, and Cinematography, but lost all three (to Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, and Legends of the Fall respectively).
The trilogy as a whole provides examples of:
The Woobie: Julie in Blue, Karol in White, and Kern in Red. They each end up more-or-less happy (well, sort of) in the end.