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2018: Foreign Language Film Shortlist: ‘The Square,’ ‘In the Fade’ In; ‘BPM,’ Angelina Jolie Snubbed

The nine films that will compete for the Foreign Language Film Oscar have been revealed and it’s never without huge surprises. While many films, such as Russia’s Loveless, Israel’s Foxtrot and Germany’s In the Fade made the cut, high-profile films BPM (from France) and Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father (from Cambodia) did not find themselves on the shortlist. ...

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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: 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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Oscar Podcast #54: Post-Cannes Wrap Up and the State of the Oscar Race

Finally! After two months of no podcasts, I return for #54 with special guests Júlia Guimaraes and David Acacia. David is an AW member as well as a member of the International Cinephile Society. He guested on last year’s post-Cannes podcast and he’s back to spill some tea on his faves, what he didn’t like and the general ‘meh’ feeling ...

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Cannes 2017: Did Any of the Winners Start Their Oscar Campaigns?

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival has wrapped with more than a few surprises when the winners were announced at the Closing Ceremony last night. Many had expected the French 90s-era AIDS drama 120 Battements par minute (Beats Per Minute) from Robin Campillo to triumph but that film ended up with the Grand Prize of the Jury (2nd place, essentially) while ...

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