Hungary’s “Son of Saul” — which won the Grand Prix at Cannes — definitely seems like the film to beat here. Mind you, this category is notoriously unpredictable, so calling anything the “frontrunner” here needs to carefully considered. Though “Saul” is certainly the most honored film of the bunch, watch out for a potential dark horse.
Below is Anne Thompson’s take on how things might shake down in the race for best foreign language film. Check out Thompson on Hollywood’s Oscar predictions page for more awards season analysis. Click here for more category breakdowns on Indiewire.
Predicted Winner: “Son of Saul”
Potential Spoiler: “Mustang”
WINNER: “Son of Saul”