Nine films advance in Oscar’s Foreign Language Film category

Dec 19, 2014 by Ian Evans

The Oscars®’ Foreign Language Film category is getting closer to nominations day as the current field of eighty-three films under consideration has now been narrowed down to nine. These nine will move on to the next round of voting.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

  • Argentina, Wild Tales, Damián Szifrón, director
  • Estonia, Tangerines, Zaza Urushadze, director
  • Georgia, Corn Island, George Ovashvili, director
  • Mauritania, Timbuktu, Abderrahmane Sissako, director
  • Netherlands, Accused, Paula van der Oest, director
  • Poland, Ida, Pawel Pawlikowski, director
  • Russia, Leviathan, Andrey Zvyagintsev, director
  • Sweden, Force Majeure, Ruben Östlund, director
  • Venezuela, The Liberator, Alberto Arvelo, director

This list will now be narrowed down to five nominees after being screened by specially invited committees in New York, Los Angeles and, for the first time, London.

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, while the 2015 Oscars ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood.

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