Oscar Best Foreign Language Film shortlist revealed

More nods for A Fantastic Woman, In The Fade and The Square

by Anne-Katrin Titze

A Fantastic Woman director Sebastián Lelio
A Fantastic Woman director Sebastián Lelio Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The 90th Academy Awards Oscar Best Foreign Language Film shortlist has been revealed.

From Lebanon, The Insult, Ziad Doueiri, director; Germany, In The Fade (Cannes Best Actress, Diane Kruger), Fatih Akin, director; Israel, Foxtrot, Samuel Maoz, director; South Africa, The Wound, John Trengove, director; Senegal, Félicité, Alain Gomis, director; Russia, Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev, director; Sweden, The Square, Ruben Östlund, director; Hungary, On Body And Soul, Ildikó Enyedi, director; Chile, A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio, director are the nine films selected, six by Los Angeles-based Academy members and three additional films by the Academy's Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee.

Foxtrot director Samuel Maoz with his star Lior Ashkenazi
Foxtrot director Samuel Maoz with his star Lior Ashkenazi Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Square won six European Film Awards, including Best Actor for Claes Bang. Foxtrot took home the Silver Lion at the Venice International Film Festival.

A Fantastic Woman, In The Fade and The Square have all received Golden Globe nominations.

In 2016, a record total of 89 countries submitted feature films to the Academy for consideration before the October 3 deadline, 85 were accepted. This year has established a new record of 92 countries submitting a film.

The five films to receive nominations will be announced on January 23, 2018, along with all the other Oscar nominations.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebration takes place on March 4, 2018.

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