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2018 Oscars: Final Predictions for the Foreign Language Film Shortlist

It’s been an exciting 10 weeks during which we analyzed almost 30 films in the Foreign Language Film Oscar race, a number that represents around 30% of the total films in contention. These 30 films included some of the highest-profile and most obscure films vying for the noms, and represented countries from Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. While it’s ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (December Part 1)

We’re just about a week away from the announcement of the nine finalists for Foreign Language Film so this will be our last predictions for the shortlist. Israel’s Foxtrot still leads our chart to make that shortlist with Russia’s Loveless and France’s BPM remaining in 2nd and 3rd place. Sweden’s The Square makes a considerable move from #8 to #4 ...

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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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2018 Oscar Predictions: FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (November)

These are actually our first jump into predictions for Foreign Language Film even though we’ve been bouncing them around for months. With the official submission list in and the nine-film shortlist coming in mid-December I thought it was high time we see where this race stands. This year, a record 92 films are in contention (as of this writing there ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (September)

The top 4 here remains the same as last month so either we’re doing something right or terribly wrong. It’s a close race for #1 though, as Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) bolts up to #2 and lands just a single point behind Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) this month. Venice and Telluride gave the Mexican director the biggest boost ...

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2018 Oscars: Record 92 Countries to Compete for Foreign Language Film Oscar

A record 92 countries will compete for the Foreign Language Film Oscar. Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal, and Syria are first-time entrants. There were no disqualifications this year. Just like last year with My Life as a Zucchini, Switzerland was the first official Foreign Language Film Oscar submission of the year. The film is about a group of ...

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