Predicting the foreign-language Oscar shortlist

Posted by · 5:25 pm · January 18th, 2011

Tomorrow, we get the last of the Academy’s crucial pre-nomination shortlists, as the list of 65 entries for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is slashed to just nine titles, from which the eventual nominees will be announced in a week’s time. Predicting these nine is a vague and mostly thankless task, but I am […]

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Foreign Oscar update

Posted by · 4:06 pm · October 4th, 2010

I neglected to mention this over a busy weekend, but the deadline for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar submissions passed on Friday. That doesn’t necessarily mean we have all the contenders set in stone, however — we’re still waiting on the official list from the Academy, which always features a couple of latecomers and a […]

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9/3 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:03 am · September 3rd, 2010

• Joe Morgenstern writes a love letter to Carey Mulligan.  It’s still all happening. [Wall Street Journal] • Jennifer Lawrence’s buzz wave makes its way across the pond. [The Guardian] • The foreign film submissions are already off to the races, and now the Netherlands (“Tirza”) declares. [Variety]

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First foreign Oscar submissions

Posted by · 6:49 am · August 27th, 2010

I was waiting for news of these to begin trickling in… in my memory, the flood of official submissions for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar usually begins earlier than August. Anyway, we’re there, so expect a lot more of these updates between now and October 1, the Academy’s formal (if not entirely inflexible) deadline […]

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