“In the Fade,” by director Fatih Akin’s film is Germany’s candidate for the foreign-language Oscar as well. It scooped a best actress award for Diane Kruger at the Cannes Film Festival last May. Sunday’s Golden Globe success comes on top of a number of other international prizes.
“It’s the first award in this category for a German film in eight years and a great success for German film in Hollywood,” said Bernd Neumann, president of the German Federal Film Board and former federal commissioner for culture and media. “Now the eyes are on the 23rd of January. It will then be decided whether Fatih Akin’s extraordinary film will enter the race