Mon. Dec 9th, 2019

2019 Oscars: Official Submissions for the Foreign Language Film Oscar

Belarus’s Crystal Swan, the first Foreign Language Film submission for the 2019 Oscars

This is the official submission list for countries entering the Foreign Language Film Oscar race for the 91st Academy Awards. The list will be updated with news, trivia, and statistics as new announcements are made.

Female-directed submissions: ALGERIA, AUSTRIA, BELARUS, CANADA, COLOMBIA, ESTONIA, GREECE, INDIA, INDONESIA, KENYA, KOSOVO, LEBANON, LUXEMBOURG, NORWAY, UNITED KINGDOM

LGBTQ-themed submissions: ARGENTINA, BELGIUM, ISRAEL, PARAGUAY, SWEDEN, THAILAND

Stats and facts:

Countries with the most wins: ITALY (14), FRANCE (12), SPAIN and JAPAN (4)

Countries with the most nominations: FRANCE (39), ITALY (31), SPAIN (19)

Countries with the most submissions: FRANCE, ITALY, JAPAN (65)

Most submissions with no wins: INDIA, ISRAEL, MEXICO (50)

Most nominations without a win: ISRAEL (10), MEXICO (8), BELGIUM (7)

This list also includes possible submissions from countries before they’ve been announced. Any changes or additions will be added as announced officially. You can also pop on over to the State of the Race (Part 2 here) discussion between AwardsWatch foreign correspondent Mina Takla and myself on what the Foreign Language Film Oscar race looks like post-festival and into awards season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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