The Oscars will be announced in about a month but already we’re starting to see the finalists trimmed down in certain categories. It’s still a wild free-for-all in the major acting categories but we had a shakeup in the Best Foreign Language Film category and one of the most acclaimed films of the year will be shut out of the Oscars.
The nine finalists for the category have been announced and the Cannes favorite Blue is the Warmest Color was not among those that made the Oscars cut. Other well received films that didn’t make the cut include The Past, Gloria and Wadjda.
Here’s the list of the films that did make the cut for Best Foreign Language Film this year:
Belgium: “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Felix van Groeningen, director
Bosnia and Herzegovina: “An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker,” Danis Tanovic, director
Cambodia: “The Missing Picture,” Rithy Panh, director
Denmark: “The Hunt,” Thomas Vinterberg, director
Germany: “Two Lives,” Georg Maas, director
Hong Kong: “The Grandmaster,” Wong Kar-wai, director
Hungary: “The Notebook,” Janos Szasz, director
Italy: “The Great Beauty,” Paolo Sorrentino, director
Palestine: “Omar,” Hany Abu-Assad, director
The Oscars will announce the officially nominated films in the early morning hours of January 16th and only five of the above mentioned finalists will make the last cut.