The Man Who Sold His Skin BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE Sam Ali, a young Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and get back the love of his life, he agrees to have his back tattooed by one of by the world’s most notorious contemporary artists, turning his own body into a piece of art. … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge:  “The Man Who Sold His Skin” — Best International Feature
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ANOTHER ROUND BEST DIRECTINGBEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE High school teacher Martin is stuck in a rut at work and home and, along with his three best friends, decides to find if drinking alcohol on a daily basis will increase his enjoyment of life. Thomas Vinterberg There’s been a trend of International directors getting nominated in Best Directing. It happened a few years ago when “Cold … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge:  “Another Round” (Two Nominations)
BETTER DAYS BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE Two damaged souls form a unique bond, but as they graduate into the more complicated adult world, the innocent promise they once made to each other may no longer be sufficient to lead them out of the dark. Hong Kong “Better Days” may be a love story on the surface, but it’s also an ode to anti-bullying. Bullying is … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge:  “Better Days” — Best International Feature
QUO VADIS, AIDA? BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. What is on the horizon for her family and people – rescue or death – and how should she act? Bosnia and … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge:  “Quo Vadis, Aida?” — Best International Feature
COLLECTIVE BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATUREBEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE The film follows a team of journalists who uncover widespread corruption. After a deadly nightclub fire, the mysterious death of a powerful pharmaceutical firm’s owner and the resignation of a health minister, the reporters expose a much larger, even more explosive political scandal. Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana If a documentary can change the way you feel or … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge:  “Collective” (Two Nominations)
Oscars Shortlist: 15 Countries and Films Narrowed Down for Best International Feature at 93rd Academy Awards
INTERNATIONAL feature SHORTLIST: Bosnia and Herzegovina — “Quo Vadis, Aida?” Chile — “The Mole Agent” Czech Republic — “Charlatan” Denmark — “Another Round” France — “Two of Us” Guatemala — “La Llorona” Hong Kong — “Better Days” Iran — “Sun Children” Ivory Coast — “Night of the Kings” Mexico — “I’m No Longer Here” Norway — “Hope” Romania — “Collective” Russia — “Dear Comrades!” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Countries and Films Narrowed Down for Best International Feature at 93rd Academy Awards
Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature at 93rd Academy Awards
In the interest of being honest, my predictions here are mainly just stabs in the dark. I follow the Oscars and the awards season leading up to them fairly closely. I get an idea what has groundswell, what history says the Academy votes for, and just a general gut feeling regarding certain films. But there’s nothing close to science behind my picks. I mainly … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature at 93rd Academy Awards
Let’s just bask in the fact that absolutely no one nominated for this film has ever been nominated for an Academy Award before. Even the country of South Korea had yet to even gain a nomination. Now Bong Joon Ho and the rest of his crew can get their names in the history books. And “Parasite” is actually one of the Big Three, with runner-up status as we speak. The only reason it’s not front and center is because “1917” has been cleaning up the awards, from the PGA to the DGA to the Globes. “Parasite” has done well in its own right, winning the SAG Ensemble award as well as Best International Film at the Globes. It simply depends where the Academy leans.
“Parasite” has this category locked up, so almost anything else is a non-starter. Even if that’s not the case and something does upset, it’ll likely be “Pain and Glory” and not “Corpus Christi.” The experts actually have it placed dead last, so the chances for it are not good.
Just like Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best International Feature Film is basically locked as well, with “Parasite” being the absolute favorite, not only here but everywhere, so much so that it could translate into a Best Picture win. There’s no way there will be an upset but if by some miracle there is, I guess “Pain and Glory” would likely be the next in line.
“American Factory” is currently the odds on favorite among the pundits, but showing up in both the Documentary and International Feature categories does get more eyes on this one. “Honeyland” also holds an edge over “American Factory” in the style department.
It might share the same name as the musical, but trust me when I tell you there’s no singing or dancing in this “Les Misérables.”
The International Feature category (formerly the Foreign Language Feature category) has been narrowed down to ten contenders.
Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature Film at 92nd Academy Awards
The 2018-2019 Oscar Season is officially upon us, as 93 countries have submitted their entries into the newly dubbed Best International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. Among the entries are front-runners like “Pain and Glory,” which debuted in America last weekend and “Parasite,” which has been receiving rave reviews and has its American debut this upcoming weekend. Animated films “Weathering With … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature Film at 92nd Academy Awards