Faced with a growing number of f/x-laden tentpoles contending for just three Oscar noms, the Motion Picture Academy is tweaking its visual effects Oscar nomination process.
Colombia and Chile have selected pics from newcomers to represent them in the foreign-language Oscar race.
Helmer Nikita Mikhalkov, whose "Burnt by the Sun" took the foreign language film Oscar in 1995, will rep Russia for the fourth time with latest pic "12."
Today is the deadline for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' foreign-language entries and already there is some static about selections.
Drama "XXY," the freshman pic of novelist and screenwriter Lucia Puenzo, is Argentina's candidate for the foreign-language Oscar nomination and the Spanish Goya Awards.
Mexico's Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences has picked Carlos Reygadas' "Luz Silenciosa" (Silent Light) to rep the country for foreign language Oscar consideration.
A slew of countries have unveiled their submissions for the foreign-language Oscar race ahead of Monday's closing date.
Juan Antonio Bayona's chiller "The Orphanage" has been adopted as Spain's candidate in the foreign-language Oscar contest.
A committee chosen by the Ministry of Culture has selected Cao Hamburger's "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation" as Brazil's candidate for the foreign-language Oscar.
Giuseppe Tornatore's white slavery noir "The Unknown" has been designated as Italy's Oscar foreign-language submission.
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