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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF Contenders from Hungary, Norway and Argentina

Our fourth piece on this year’s exciting Foreign Language Oscar race continues with 3 films that are high in many Oscar watchers’ predictions but we believe they may be over-estimated. Unlike our previous article, which dealt with 3 underdogs flying under the radar, we’re discussing three films that may not be the sure-things some think for reasons we detail below. ...

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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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2016 Oscars: Best Foreign Language Film

  So, Son of Saul is winning this in a cakewalk, right? Eh, not so fast. This is one of the categories at next week’s Oscar ceremony that has a built-in spoiler ready to pounce on the frontrunner. While Son of Saul, the brutal and brilliant Hungarian Holocaust film from first time (!!) film maker László Nemes, is a Cannes-winning ...

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OFFICIAL Submissions List for 2016 Foreign Language Film Oscar (Updating)

  We’ll be updating the list of foreign language film submissions for the 2016 Oscars right here as we head to the 10/1 deadline. Sony Pictures Classics‘ Son of Saul from Hungary and Aferim! from Romania were the first out of the gate. Currently, the frontrunners are ARGENTINA (The Clan), AUSTRIA (Goodnight Mommy), BRAZIL (The Second Mother), CHINA (The Wolf Totem), COLOMBIA ...

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2015 Oscars: A Record 83 Countries Submit for Foreign Language Film Oscar

A record 83 countries have submitted for Foreign Language Film Oscar this year, besting the previous record of 76, set last year. Several first-timers are present this and they include: Mauritania, Malta, Kosovo and Panama. Although it doesn’t appear that there is any clear frontrunner, the main contenders this year look like Turkey’s Winter Sleep from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and ...

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Record 76 Countries Officially Submitted for Foreign Language Film Oscar

A record 76 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®. Moldova and Saudi Arabia are first-time entrants; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country. The 2013 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Wajma – An Afghan Love Story,” Barmak Akram, director; Albania, “Agon,” Robert Budina, director; Argentina, “The German ...

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