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2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions – Best Foreign Language Film

Best Foreign Language is a tough category in 2019. There are a lot of strong candidates. Pretty much every one of the nine shortlisted films have a good case for why they should be in the top five. Of course, in a year where Roma is on the shortlist, it will be hard for any other film to win. But anything could happen.

Let’s take a look at the shortlist.

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The Nominees:

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2018 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Foreign Language Film

The biggest conversation in the Best Foreign Language Film category this year is what is not nominated. With the unexpected Golden Globe winner In the Fade out of the race, it shakes up the Oscar conversation.

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The Nominees:

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2018 Golden Globes Predictions – Best Foreign Language Film

One of the trickier Golden Globes categories is Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language, mainly due to the films being hard to see prior to the award ceremony. First They Killed My Father is available to stream on Netflix, but the rest are yet to be available to a wide U.S. audience.

Ah well, shooting fish in a barrel can be fun.

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The Nominees – Best Foreign Language Film

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Toni Erdmann (2016) Movie Review

A father’s (Peter Simonischek) desperate, juvenile attempts at reaching his over-worked white collar daughter (Sandra Huller) is the subject of Toni Erdmann. Dressing up in fake teeth and a wig, the father becomes the titular character, a fictional businessman who is occasionally a life coach and occasionally a German ambassador. He follows his daughter around, sending her work life in flux during a time where securing a client is pivotal.

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Academy Awards Predictions 2017 – Best Foreign Language Film

Best Foreign Language Film is one of those categories that  I don’t feel qualified to discuss, mainly because I’ve only seen one of the five films. But…I think I’ve got this.

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Best Foreign Language Film:

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2017 Academy Awards Nomination Predictions – Best Foreign Film

The shortlist for the Academy Awards Foreign Language Film category surprised me for one particular reason, and that was the omission of Paul Verhoeven’s Elle. Incidentally, it is also the only film in the running that I had the opportunity to see before writing this article. So….we’re just gonna do the best we can.

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2016 Academy Award Predictions – Best Foreign Language Film

The foreign language feature category–as it often ends up being–is a two-horse race in 2016. Son of Saul is a clear favorite, its chances heightened from its Golden Globe win. But Mustang, the second most recognizable foreign film of the bunch, is a heavily praised Turkish language film from France that could steal the gold.

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The Nominees:

  • El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent)
  • Krigen (A War)
  • Mustang
  • Saul fia (Son of Saul)
  • Theeb

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