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Oscars 2010 Best Foreign Language Film Shortlist Nominees and Winners

Who will win the Best Foreign Language Film Oscars trophy in the 82nd Academy Awards?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released a shortlist of nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film category which consisted of nine outstanding films from the sixty-five qualified films submitted last year.

Oscars 2010 Best Foreign Language Film Shortlist Nominees

Nine movies will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

  • Argentina, El Secreto de Sus Ojos byJuan Jose Campanella
  • Australia, Samson and Delilah by Warwick Thornton
  • Bulgaria, The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner by Stephan Komandarev
  • France, Un Prophete by Jacques Audiard
  • Germany, The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke
  • Israel, Ajami by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani
  • Kazakhstan, Kelin by Ermek Tursunov
  • The Netherlands, Winter in Wartime by Martin Koolhoven
  • Peru, The Milk of Sorrow by Claudia Llosa

Foreign Language Film nominations for 2009 are again being determined in two phases. The Phase I committee, consisting of several hundred Los Angeles-based members, screened the 65 eligible films between mid-October and January 16. The group’s top six choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, constitute the shortlist. The shortlist will be winnowed down to the five nominees by specially invited committees in New York and Los Angeles. They will spend Friday, January 29, through Sunday, January 31, viewing three films each day and then casting their ballots.

Want to know who wins the Oscars 2010 Best Foreign Language Film category? 

The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre.

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