Two Latin American films shortlisted for Oscar’s foreign language
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.
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