Best Foreign Language Film

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:43 am

It's eligible in all categories any other film released in L.A. within the calendar year would be. The excpetion appleis to foreign language films that are submited by their countries and are nominated in the year prior to their L.A. showings which are not then eligble to be nominated in subsequent years.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Reza » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:43 am

I'm not sure about eligibility rules for Foreign films but if it is eligible then judging by the incredible reception this film is getting in America it has a strong chance to get a Best Picture nod as well.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:53 pm

I just saw A Separation last night. It's an incredible piece of cinema. It's a very well-deserved win.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:44 pm

Big Magilla wrote:Afer teh Kelsey Grammer and Madonna wins, I was mildly surprised Angelina Jolie didn't take this one.


You're joking - or at least half-joking - but this seals it for me. It's winning Best Foreign Language film (barring a thousand-to-one nomination snub) and getting a screenplay nomination... at the very least. For all of these uncertain races we keep talking about, this one seems pretty damn certain to me.
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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:25 pm

Afer teh Kelsey Grammer and Madonna wins, I was mildly surprised Angelina Jolie didn't take this one.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Okri » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:21 pm

Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised. But more than that, I think if it doesn't, we should raze SPC to the ground. They've been screwing over films for a while now.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Sabin » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:44 pm

I think if A Separation had maybe one more month, if it came out in October or November, it would have a chance. It's playing incredibly well in Los Angeles, and it's not just winning Foreign-Language awards but also Screenplay awards. Probably not, but everyone who sees it is going to place it very high on their ballots.
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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:37 pm

Okay, is anyone else thinking that this may sneak in for a Best Picture nom? It's won as many "Best Foreign Language Film" awards as Clint's "Letters from Iwo Jima".

Yeah, I know. The other movie had Clint and Spielberg attached to it. But... the thought is starting to linger in the back of my mind.
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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Sabin » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:37 pm

So, glad to be wrong about that one!
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Best Foreign Language Film

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:32 pm

A Separation
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