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Friday, December 21, 2012

French, Austrians up for foreign Oscar, Asians out

French, Austrians up for foreign Oscar, Asians outLOS ANGELES — French blockbuster "Les Intouchables" and Austrian Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner "Love" are frontrunners on a nine-strong shortlist published Friday for best foreign language Oscar. The list of films still in the running -- whittled down more
AFP ( 12/21/2012 10:55:00 AM -08:00 )

Canada's 'Rebelle' makes latest cut on road to Academy Award nom
CanadaBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- "Rebelle" from Montreal-born director Kim Nguyen is continuing on the road to an Academy Award. The film has made a list of nine titles that will vie for the Oscar for best foreign-language film. "Rebelle" -- "War Witch" in English -- is more
CTV News ( 12/21/2012 10:21:26 AM -08:00 )

'Amour,' 'Intouchables' make academy's foreign language film shortlist
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday moved forward with nine potential nominated movies for the next round of voting in the foreign language film category for the 85th Academy Awards, narrowing the field from 71 qualifying films. more
Los Angeles Times ( 12/21/2012 8:47:04 AM -08:00 )

Canadian film Rebelle among Oscar shortlisted foreign films
Canadian film Rebelle among Oscar shortlisted foreign filmsFor the third year in a row a Canadian film has made it onto the Oscar shortlist for best foreign-language film. Kim Nguyen's War Witch (also known by its French title, Rebelle) was among the nine films selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and more
National Post ( 12/21/2012 8:21:04 AM -08:00 )

Canada's War Witch advances in Oscar race
CanadaCanadian film War Witch, the French-language drama about a Congolese child soldier, took a step closer to the Oscars on Friday. The Kim Nguyen film, which has been acclaimed on the international film festival circuit, revolves around a 12-year-old girl who more
CBC.ca ( 12/21/2012 7:55:01 AM -08:00 )

As Oscar's Foreign-Language Shortlist Looms, It's 'Amour,' 'Intouchables' - and
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Amour" and "The Intouchables" will almost certainly occupy two slots when the Academy announces the nine shortlisted films in its Best Foreign-Language Film category on Friday - but the seven films that will join those more
Chicago Tribune ( 12/20/2012 4:26:33 PM -08:00 )

9 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS VIE FOR OSCAR®
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®. Seventy-one films had originally qualified in the category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: more
The Beverly Hills Courier ( 12/21/2012 10:43:14 AM -08:00 )

AMPAS Selects Nine Foreign Language Films – overlooks 'Barbara
AMPAS Selects Nine Foreign Language Films – overlooks 'Amour' (Photo: Sony Picture Classics)2012 has been a particularly strong year for foreign language films, with Michael Haneke's much-praised “Amour” leading many top-ten lists and immediately finding its place as Oscar frontrunner. With only nine slots, more
Yahoo's The Projector (blog) ( 12/21/2012 9:27:25 AM -08:00 )

Oscars: Academy picks nine movies for Foreign Film shortlist
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the nine films that have made the shortlist for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination. The list includes the front-runner for the Oscar, Michael Haneke's Amour. Haneke's tale of aging lovers more
TheCelebrityCafe.com ( 12/21/2012 9:10:21 AM -08:00 )

AMOUR, THE INTOUCHABLES and 7 Other Foreign Films Make Oscar Shortlist
AMOUR, THE INTOUCHABLES and 7 Other Foreign Films Make Oscar ShortlistThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have reduced the number of eligible foreign films to nine. For those who don't know how the Best Foreign Language Film category works, every foreign country can submit one movie for consideration. That list more
Collider.com ( 12/21/2012 9:02:27 AM -08:00 )

Oscar Singles Out Nine Foreign-Language Films For Consideration
Oscar Singles Out Nine Foreign-Language Films For ConsiderationOh, how I wish every major category at the Oscars gradually whittled down which movies were eligible for an Academy Award. Documentaries, animated efforts and foreign-language films annually submit a large pool of candidates, only to have the Academy more
Cinema Blend ( 12/21/2012 8:26:22 AM -08:00 )

Oscar shortlist for top foreign language film announced
Oscar shortlist for top foreign language film announcedThe nine features, which include "Amour" and "Kon-Tiki", will be cut down to five nominees on Jan. 10. By Prachi Gupta. more. All Share Services. Topics: Oscars, Academy Awards, foreign language films, amour, Movies, Entertainment News · Oscar shortlist more
Salon ( 12/21/2012 8:22:26 AM -08:00 )

2013 Oscars: Nine Films Shortlisted for Foreign Language Feature
2013 Oscars: Nine Films Shortlisted for Foreign Language FeatureAmour poster I am going to be updating my predictions for Best Foreign Language Feature and Best Documentary this afternoon, but this morning the Academy revealed the shortlist of the nine films that have moved forward our of the full list of 71 to compete more
RopeofSilicon.com (blog) ( 12/21/2012 8:18:19 AM -08:00 )

'Amour,' 'No,' 'Beyond The Hills' & More Make 9 Film Foreign Language Oscar
Well, the world didn't end which means that the awards season can continue unfettered, and today the Academy unveiled the shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Oscar and it's impressive. With themes of death, politics, religion, child soldiers and more more
Indie Wire (blog) ( 12/21/2012 8:15:24 AM -08:00 )

S&A 2012 Black Film Highlight, 'War Witch,' Shortlisted For Best Foreign
We're so glad to see a film that was one of our twenty-six 2012 black film highlights (read that post HERE if you missed it yesterday), make the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar shortlist of nine. I'm referring to Kim Nguyen's harrowing yet hypnotic Congo-set more
Indie Wire (blog) ( 12/21/2012 8:11:32 AM -08:00 )

'Amour,' 'The Intouchables' lead Oscars foreign-language shortlist
Leading the list is Austria's submission "Amour." The French-language from "White Ribbon" director Michael Haneke won the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Austria has one win out of four nominations. France, which won the last of its 12 more
GoldDerby ( 12/21/2012 8:06:07 AM -08:00 )

Oscar foreign-language shortlist: Who's in, who's out?
You can get the scoop on the nine films still alive for the foreign-language Oscar now that the Academy has revealed the shortlist of contenders. The nine films to qualify for the shortlist for the next foreign-language film Oscar have been named by the Academy more
Variety (blog) ( 12/21/2012 7:48:05 AM -08:00 )

Oscar's Foreign-Language Shortlist Travels to Austria, France, Denmark, Iceland
Austria's "Amour," France's "The Intouchables," Chile's "No," Denmark's "A Royal Affair" and Iceland's "The Deep" are among the nine films that remain in the race for the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film, the Academy announced on Friday morning. more
TheWrap ( 12/21/2012 7:41:00 AM -08:00 )

Top 10 Foreign Films Of 2012
This week the World Movies channel did the big count and the results are in: from Indonesia to Iran, France to Turkey, below are the ten best foreign films of 2012 as voted by Australians. 10. A Royal Affair (Denmark). Sex and the costume drama go together more
The Vine ( 12/20/2012 11:13:17 PM -08:00 )

OSCARS: France's Foreign-Language Entry 'The Intouchables'
The Intouchables One Saturday morning in early December, The Weinstein Company chief operating officer David Glasser was facing a very busy day: A noon screening of TWC's critically acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook, followed by a 3 p.m. screening more
Deadline.com ( 12/20/2012 9:01:16 PM -08:00 )