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Oscars 2017: Which Country Nominated For Best Foreign Language Film Has the Best Track Record of Winning?

15 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

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By: Carson Blackwelder

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The one chance for the entire world to get involved with the Academy Awards has always been the best foreign language film category. Since any country can submit a film each year, though, that means the competition is intense. Let’s take a look at the countries that have snagged nominations this year and see how they’ve performed in the past in the hopes of shedding some light on what might happen come February 26.

This year the five nominees for best foreign language film are Land of Mine from Denmark, A Man Called Ove from Sweden, The Salesman from Iran, Tanna from Australia, and Toni Erdmann from Germany. The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg lists The Salesman as the frontrunner in this category — obviously due to the film’s merits and also potentially due to its director, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Foreign-Language Oscar Nominee ‘Land of Mine’ Puts Danish Cinema on the Map

10 February 2017 4:35 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A strong contender in the foreign-language Oscar race, “Land of Mine,” directed by up-and-coming Danish helmer Martin Pieter Zandvliet, underscores the wealth of talent coming out of Denmark within the past decade.

Zandvliet’s third feature film, “Land of Mine” is the fifth Danish film to be nominated for a foreign-language Oscar in the past seven years, and it has a shot at becoming the fourth Danish film to take home the Academy Award, joining the ranks of Gabriel Axel’s “Babette’s Feast,” Bille August’s “Pelle the Conqueror,” and Susanne Bier’s “In a Better World.”

Denmark will also be represented at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival with “Loving Pia,” the sophomore outing of Daniel Borgman, which will play in the Forum section, and Kasper Barfoed’s crime drama “Below the Surface,” set for the Berlinale Special Series roster. The 2016 Toronto festival was also a showcase of emerging »

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Europe Is King in Best Foreign-Language Film Category — How Does the Rest of the World Stack Up?

5 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By: Carson Blackwelder

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The greatest thing about the best foreign-language film category is the recognition of works from all around the world. Throughout the years, movies made outside the United States of America have gotten the recognition they deserve thanks to the implementation of this specific award. With the 2017 Oscars right around the corner, let’s take a look back at the distribution of nominations and wins across the seven continents that make up this big world we inhabit.

This year’s best foreign-language film contenders are: Toni Erdmann (Germany), The Salesman (Iran), Land of Mine (Denmark), A Man Called Ove (Sweden), Paradise (Russia), The King’s Choice (Norway), My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland), It’s Only the End of the World (Canada), and Tanna (Australia). This site’s namesake, The Hollywood’s Scott Feinberg, lists the first five of those as frontrunners and the other four as major threats. »

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