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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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‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Golden Lion for Best Film at Venice Film Festival

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s 1960s woman meets fish fantasy has captured the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, the Golden Lion for Best Film. The jury, led by Academy Award nominee Annette Bening, awarded Best Actress to Charlotte Rampling (Hannah) and Best Actor to Kamel El Basha (The Insult, Lebanon’s Foreign Language Film Oscar submission). The ...

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10 Performances that Lit Up the Lido at the Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival awards will be announced shortly (predictions here) and it will be interesting to see what Annette Bening and co choose to reward. Will they pick the critic favorites or just go with the films they loved? Meanwhile, and as we await the results, here are the top 10 performances that stood out to us during the ...

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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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