One Of These Nine Films Will Be Oscar's Best Foreign-Language Film

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One Of These Nine Films Will Be Oscar's Best Foreign-Language Film
Oscar's short list for the Best Foreign Language Film has been narrowed to nine titles, a list heavily focused on Europe and including exactly zero titles from Asia. Which means, in a surprising move, Kim Ki-duk's Venice winner Pieta is out of the running. The final nomination list of five will be culled from these titles:

Amour - Michael Haneke - Austria
A Royal Affair - Nikolaj Arcel - Denmark
The Untouchables - Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano - France
The Deep - Baltasar Kormákur - Iceland
Kon-Tiki - Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg - Norway
Beyond the Hills - Cristian Mungiu - Romania
Sister - Ursula Meier - Switzerland
War Witch (Rebelle) - Kim Nguyen - Canada
No - Pablo Larraín - Chile

What do you think of the list? Any obvious omissions? Favorites you think should win? Other films you think actually will?
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Martin WagnerDecember 23, 2012 11:30 PM

Amour will win. It has the buzz.

Joe FalionDecember 24, 2012 2:14 AM

Hah, "The Untouchables" is back and ready to take on the foreign film section for a second oscar. Sweeeet!!! It's actually just "Untouchable" or "The Intouchables".

R W ODecember 24, 2012 4:21 AM

When The White Ribbon came out, they said it'd win the Oscar. Then what?

This year, The Untouchables should win. Beyond the Hills and Kon Tiki may win. But who knows?

TJ KongDecember 24, 2012 5:40 AM

obviously untouchables will win. no doubt about it. the academy doesn't like intellectuals like Haneke and a worldwide succesfull tearjerker....simple

YorgoDecember 24, 2012 10:47 AM

Please just anyone but Haneke.

UTGDecember 24, 2012 7:46 PM

I'd love to see Intouchables win but Amore has had this in the bag since Cannes.

Surprised Sister is included i liked it but it would be a weak oscar nom

MeDecember 26, 2012 4:48 PM

White Ribbon was robbed!