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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF contenders from South Africa, Italy and Spain

Here’s our third piece on this year’s exciting Foreign Language Oscar race. As the BFI London Film Festival comes to a close, we’ve seen three very surprising and sublime FLF contenders that we fell in live with. We’re predicting these 3 films will have strong chances for a nom, not just because we love the storytelling and honest approach in ...

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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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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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REVIEW: Foreign Language Film Oscar Winners 1952-1957

After the first five foreign film winners coming from Italy, France, and Japan, the Academy decided to change it up a bit with their next five and gave them to France, Japan, and Italy. I guess I’m getting a big lucky finding some similarities in these batches of winners, I’m sure that won’t always be the case with the future ...

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2015 Oscars POLL: Who Will Make the 9-Film Shortlist for the 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 the Palme ...

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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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The Race for the Foreign Language Film Oscar

In the race for the Foreign Language Film Oscar the countries and films submitted look to break records, barriers and history. Major players like Chile’s award-winning Gloria, Italy’s The Great Beauty and France’s surprise pick Renoir are definitely in the conversation. But the announcement that Saudi Arabia would have its first submission ever has really captured the spotlight. In a ...

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