After members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who make up the Phase I committee viewed the selection of 76 films submitted for the Foreign Language Oscar, the field has been narrowed to nine potential Oscar candidates. The Phase I committee members chose six films to move forward and the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee contributed three films to the list. The next step is for “specially invited committees in New York and Los Angeles” to view three films per day from January 10 through January 12th to decide the five nominees.
Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards will be announced on January 16, 2014.
The nine films remaining in the quest for the Foreign Language Oscar are:
Belgium, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Felix van Groeningen, director;
Bosnia and Herzegovina, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, Danis Tanovic, director;
Cambodia, The Missing Picture, Rithy Panh, director;
Denmark, The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg, director;
Germany, Two Lives, Georg Maas, director;
Hong Kong, The Grandmaster, Wong Kar-wai, director;
Hungary, The Notebook, Janos Szasz, director;
Italy, The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, director;
Palestine, Omar, Hany Abu-Assad, director.
The 2014 Academy Awards will take place on March 2, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA.
Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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