Monday, December 17, 2018

9 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS ADVANCE IN THE OSCAR® RACE 2019

By José Alberto Hermosillo
9 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS ADVANCE IN THE OSCAR® RACE 2019
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This week, the Academy preselected nine foreign films in competition, before they announce the five nominees next month.

The nine films give more diversity to the foreign language competition this year. The usual contenders from Europe are facing fierce competition from Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia.

Two of those Oscar-worthy movies are big surprises, Colombia and Kazakhstan. Only two films are part of the frequently nominated countries: Denmark and Germany.

Lebanon gets its second nomination in the row. Poland and South Korea are also strong contenders as well. 

The winner of the Palme d'Or in Cannes will face off Vs. the winner of the Golden Lion in Venice - Shoplifters from Japan Vs. Roma from Mexico.

The significant absentees this year are Italy, France, Spain, and Sweden. Their projects didn't have enough stamina to go farther and reach one of the nine semifinalists spots.
9 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS ADVANCE IN THE OSCAR® RACE 2019
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Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards. 

Colombia, “Birds of Passage”
Denmark, “The Guilty”
Germany, “Never Look Away”
Japan, “Shoplifters”
Kazakhstan, “Ayka”
Lebanon, “Capernaum”
Mexico, “Roma”
Poland, “Cold War”
South Korea, “Burning.”

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

The 91st Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. 

The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


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