9 Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar® Race1:09 AM
Nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®.
The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:
- Australia, “Tanna,” Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors
- Canada, “It’s Only the End of the World,” Xavier Dolan, director
- Denmark, “Land of Mine,” Martin Zandvliet, director
- Germany, “Toni Erdmann,” Maren Ade, director
- Iran, “The Salesman,” Asghar Farhadi, director
- Norway, “The King’s Choice,” Erik Poppe, director
- Russia, “Paradise,” Andrei Konchalovsky, director
- Sweden, “A Man Called Ove,” Hannes Holm, director
- Switzerland, “My Life as a Zucchini,” Claude Barras, director
The Phase I committee, consisting of several hundred Los Angeles-based Academy members, screened the original submissions in the category between mid-October and December 12.
The shortlist will be winnowed down to the category’s five nominees by specially invited committees in New York, Los Angeles and London.
The competitive Foreign Language Film category was introduced in 1956 for the 29th Academy Awards.
Nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced on January 24, 2017.
The 89th Oscars will be held on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.