Tuesday, January 15, 2008

9 Foreign Language Finalists

The finalists for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film are:
  • Austria, “The Counterfeiters,” Stefan Ruzowitzky, director
  • Brazil, “The Year My Parents Went on Vacation,” Cao Hamburger, director
  • Canada, “Days of Darkness,” Denys Arcand, director
  • Israel, “Beaufort,” Joseph Cedar, director
  • Italy, “The Unknown,” Giuseppe Tornatore, director
  • Kazakhstan, “Mongol,” Sergei Bodrov, director
  • Poland, “Katyn,” Andrzej Wajda, director
  • Russia, “12,” Nikita Mikhalkov, director
  • Serbia, “The Trap,” Srdan Golubovic, director
HOLY SHIT!!! Where is 4 Months, 3 Weeks, & 2 Days, Persepolis, and The Orphanage
(although I'll admit I kind of saw that one coming)??

Shocking...unbelievable.

Hollywood-Elsewhere has all the justified outrage here.

1 comment:

cjkennedy said...

Somehow I'm not surprised that 4 Months was overlooked. Annoyed but not surprised.

In addition to the ones you mentioned, I would've liked to have seen Silent Light and Secret Sunshine get nominations.

Oh well, this category is almost always an Oscar joke.