Oscars Predictions: Best International Feature – Strong Showing at BAFTA Helps ‘The Hand of God’

Other notable contenders include "Compartment No. 6," "Flee," "The Hand of God," "A Hero," "Hive" and "Playground."

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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

UPDATED: Jan 13, 2022

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More commentary to be added.

Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022.

Precursor Awards Leader: “Drive My Car” (Japan)
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I’m Your Man 2021 – Dan Stevens, Maren Eggert Courtesy of Christine Fenzl/Berl

ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
RANK FILM COUNTRY DIRECTOR
1 “The Worst Person in the World” Norway* Joachim Trier
2 “Flee” Denmark* Jonas Poher Rasmussen
3 “Drive My Car” Japan* Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
4 “I’m Your Man” Germany* Maria Schrader
5 The Hand of God Italy* Paolo Sorrentino
NEXT IN LINE
6 “A Hero” Iran* Asghar Farhadi
7 “Hive” Kosovo* Blerta Basholli
8 “Compartment No. 6” Finland* Juho Kuosmanen
9 “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” Bhutan* Pawo Choyning Dorji
10 “Plaza Catedral” Panama* Abner Benaim
ALSO IN CONTENTION
11 “Prayers for the Stolen” Mexico* Tatiana Huezo
12 “The Good Boss” Spain* Fernando León de Aranoa
13 “Great Freedom” Austria* Sebastian Meise
14 “Playground” Belgium* Laura Wandel
15 “Lamb” Iceland* Valdimar Jóhannsson

AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (International Feature)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood's most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Italy is the most winning country in the category's history, with France right behind.


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About the Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood's most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Seventeen branches are represented within the near 10,000 person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists' representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

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