|Emmanuelle Riva as Anne in AMOUR.|
Photo by Darius Khondji, (c) Films du Losange, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
- Austria, "Amour," Michael Haneke, director;
- Canada, "War Witch," Kim Nguyen, director;
- Chile, "No," Pablo Larraín, director;
- Denmark, "A Royal Affair," Nikolaj 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.
This year, the only real snub is Germany's entry, Barbara, which is one of my favorite films of the year, and you'll be hearing me talk more about it in the coming weeks.
The five final nominees will be announced on January 10, 2013, along with the rest of this year's Oscar nominations.