‘Waltz With Bashir’

Oscar nominees: Foreign Language

Why it’ll win: Pic captures the here and now in a way no other nominee does and can offer insight into the current Israeli-Gaza conflict. A Golden Globe win for best foreign-language film certainly will force voters to take notice. Plus, it was snubbed for an animated nomination, so this is its only hope.

Maybe not: No animated foreign contender has ever won here. Its dreamlike atmosphere could make it less accessible than some of the other nominees.

Critical quote: “Ari Folman’s extraordinary and painfully timely autobiographical documentary of remembered life during wartime uses animation as a way to face memories that might otherwise be unbearable, or even unretrievable,” says Lisa Schwartzbaum of Entertainment Weekly.

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