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2019 Oscars: The State of the Foreign Language Film Oscar race

The Foreign Language Film Oscar is fully underway with the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals already providing us with a wealth of contenders and plenty to talk about. I chatted with AwardsWatch’s foreign correspondent Mina Takla on what the state of the race is right now. EA: We’re at the halfway point of the year and we just got the …

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2019 Oscars: Official Submissions for the Foreign Language Film Oscar

Belarus’s Crystal Swan, the first Foreign Language Film submission for the 2019 Oscars This is the official submission list for countries entering the Foreign Language Film Oscar race for the 91st Academy Awards. The list will be updated with news, trivia, and statistics as new announcements are made. Female-directed submissions: ALGERIA, AUSTRIA, BELARUS, CANADA, COLOMBIA, ESTONIA, GREECE, INDIA, INDONESIA, KENYA, KOSOVO, …

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2019 Oscars: From Spain’s ‘Everybody Knows’ to South Korea’s ‘Burning’ – 16 Foreign Language Films to Keep an Eye on at Cannes

With just 10 days to go until the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, it’s time to look at the potential Foreign Language Film Oscar contenders that will premiere at the festival in its Official In Competition selection, Un Certain Regard, Critics’ Week and Directors’ Fortnight. Also, AwardsWatch will be at the festival bringing you live coverage, previews and …

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Gong Li, Jet Li, Donnie Yen Join Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’

Disney’s live-action Mulan film has scored some major Chinese talent in the form of Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha, Raise the Red Lantern), Jet Li (Shaolin Temple, Hero) and Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Drunken Tai Chi). Jet Li, one of China’s most enduring megastars, will play the Emperor of China. Li was a martial arts …

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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF contenders from Cambodia, South Korea and China

Our fifth piece on this year’s Foreign Language Oscar race turns to Asia, a region that has been regularly absent come nominations day in this category. The reason for this Asian underperformance isn’t quite clear – but it looks like the nominations committee leans towards more European fare as opposed to African and Asian films which may be seen as …

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2017 Oscars: FULL LIST of Foreign Language Film Oscar Submissions

The first official Foreign Language Film Oscar submission for 2017 was Switzerland with My Life as a Courgette. The film is also in contention for Animated Feature and could make either or (less likely) both. The French stop-motion feature is adapted from a children’s novel about an orphan trying to adapt to life in a group home. The final films to submit were Malaysia, …

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53 Foreign Language Films to Compete for Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced today that 53 films will be competing for a nomination at the Golden Globes in the Foreign Language Film category. Unlike the Oscars, more than one film per country can qualify and be nominated. In order to qualify for foreign language consideration, a film must have at least 51% of its dialogue in a language …

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