Two Latin American films shortlisted for Oscar’s foreign language

20/01/2010 at 7:40 pm 1 comment

Oscar has chosen the nine foreign films from 65 submitted that will advance to the next round of voting in the category, it was announced today.

The two Latin American films are:

Argentina, “El Secreto de sus ojos,” Juan Jose Campanella, director

Peru, “The Milk of Sorrow,” Claudia Llosa, director.

The rest of the countries:

Australia, “Samson & Delilah,” Warwick Thornton, director

Bulgaria, “The World is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner,” Stephan Komandarev, director

France, “Un Prophete,” Jacques Audiard, director

Germany, “The White Ribbon,” Michael Haneke, director

Israel, “Ajami,” Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani, directors

Kazakhstan, “Kelin,” Ermek Tursunov, director

The Netherlands, “Winter in Wartime,” Martin Koolhoven, director

Foreign language film nominations are determined in two phases.

Several hundred Los Angeles-based members viewed the 65 eligible films between mid-October and Jan. 16. The group’s top six choices, plus three additional selections voted by the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, constitute the shortlist.

The shortlist will be winnowed down to the five nominees by specially invited committees in New York and Los Angeles.

The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Feb. 2 in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Academy Awards will be presented March 7 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

Compiled by Latin America film Blog from (By Bobbie Whiteman)

Entry filed under: ARGENTINIAN CINEMA, AWARDS, DIRECTORS, EXHIBITIONS, LATIN AMERICAN FILM, OSCARS (US), PERUVIAN CINEMA. Tags: , , , , , . Film festival in Moscow with Spanish flavour

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  • 1. latamfilm  |  20/01/2010 at 11:49 pm

    By Associated Press | Awards, Movies | January 20, 2010
    Nine foreign-language films are on the short list in this year’s Oscar race.

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says a committee of “several hundred” members selected the nine films from 65 that qualified in the category.

    Still in contention for an Academy Award nomination are “El Secreto de Sus Ojos” from Argentina, “Samson & Delilah” from Australia, Bulgaria’s “The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner,” ”Un Prophete” from France, Golden Globe winner “The White Ribbon” from Germany, Israel’s “Ajami,” Kazakhstan’s “Kelin,” ”Winter in Wartime” from the Netherlands and Peru’s “Milk of Sorrow.”

    Nominations for the 82nd annual Academy Awards will be announced Feb. 2.

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