The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said today that nine pics have made the shortlist for nominations in the Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Oscars.
Here they are, alphabetical by country with the filmmaker included:
Australia, “Tanna,” Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors
Canada, “It’s Only the End of the World,” Xavier Dolan, director
Denmark, “Land of Mine,” Martin Zandvliet, director
Germany, “Toni Erdmann,” Maren Ade, director
Iran, “The Salesman,” Asghar Farhadi, director
Norway, “The King’s Choice,” Erik Poppe, director
Russia, “Paradise,” Andrei Konchalovsky, director
Sweden, “A Man Called Ove,” Hannes Holm, director
Switzerland, “My Life as a Zucchini,” Claude Barras, director
Foreign Language Film nominations for 2016 are determined in two phases. The Phase I committee, consisting of several hundred Los Angeles-based Academy members, screened the original submissions in the category between mid-October and December 12. The group’s top six choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, constitute the shortlist.
The shortlist will be winnowed down to the category’s five nominees by specially invited committees in New York, Los Angeles and London. They will spend Friday-Sunday, January 13-15, viewing three films each day and then casting their ballots.
Nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards will be announced on January 24, and the trophy ceremony is set for for February 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.