"White Ribbon" makes cut for Oscars
Nine films, include recent...
Nine films, include recent Golden Globe winner "The White Ribbon," have made it to the next lap in the race for the best foreign-language film Oscar, according to Reuters.
Sixty-five countries submitted movies for Oscar consideration, and on Wednesday that list was winnowed down to nine. In addition to Michael Haneke`s "Ribbon," from Germany, they are:
- Juan Jose Campanella`s "El Secreto de Sus Ojos" from Argentina;
- Warwick Thornton`s "Samson & Delilah," Australia;
- Stephan Komandarev`s "The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner," Bulgaria;
- Jacques Audiard`s "Un Prophete," France;
- Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani`s "Ajami," Israel;
- Ermek Tursunov`s "Kelin," Kazakhstan;
- Martin Koolhoven`s "Winer in Wartime," the Netherlands;
- and Claudia Llosa`s "The Milk of Sorrow," Peru.
Notable films that failed to make the cut include the Canada`s "I Killed My Mother," China`s "Forever Enthralled," Korea`s "Mother," and Romania`s "Police, Adjective."
The shortlist was determined by a committee of several hundred Los Angeles-based member of the Academy, who screened the eligible films beginning in October. 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.
In the voting process` second phase, specially invited committees in New York and Los Angeles will view three films each day from January 29-31 and cast their ballots. Five films will be nominated, and those choices will be announced February 2.