academy awards 2013

Amour Makes Foreign Language Oscar Short List

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Bonjour. After receiving submissions from 71 countries, the Academy has made its short list for the best foreign-language film Oscar. Included among the nine films, of course, is Amour, the Belgian film that is getting tons of Best Picture buzz. The five finalists will be announced on January 10. Read the full list below. Ciao.

Austria, Amour, Michael Haneke, director

Canada, War WitchKim Nguyen, director

Chile, No, Pablo Larraín, director

Denmark, A Royal AffairNikolaj Arcel, director

France, The Intouchables, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors

Iceland, The Deep, Baltasar Kormákur, director

Norway, Kon-Tiki, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, directors

Romania, Beyond the Hills, Cristian Mungiu, director

Switzerland, Sister, Ursula Meier, director

Amour Makes Foreign Language Oscar Short List