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    Final List of Foreign Language Academy Award Submissions

    The submission list for the 84th Annual Academy Awards' foreign-language category has been officially announced, with 63 countries selecting films. The selection includes high profile entries on this year's festival circuit, including Wim Wenders's "Pina" (Germany), Aki Kaurismaki's "Le Havre" (Finl...

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    Here's the Academy's Official, Final List of the 63 Foreign Films Vying for the 2012 Oscar

    Of note: This is the first time New Zealand has submitted a title for Oscar's foreign-language consideration. (It's in Samoan.)

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    Academy Announces Eight Films on the Oscar Shortlist for Doc Shorts

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the shortlist of films vying for a nomination for Best Documentary, Short Subject. The final nominations will be announced January 24, and the awards will be handed out February 26, 2012.

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    For Your Consideration: 13 Underdog Actresses That Deserve Oscar's Attention This Year

    Instead of dipping into the already repetitive waters of October Oscar talk (the only real recent update being that "My Week With Marilyn" seems like a sure bet for a best actress nomination, though not much beyond that), this column will take the next two weeks as an opportunity to discuss a few na...

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    For Your Consideration: Do We Really Know Anything About This Year's Oscar Race?

    Last year around this time (in fact, even earlier), indieWIRE ran an article predicting the upcoming Oscar nominees and winners. At that point, "The Social Network" and "The King's Speech" already seemed like the mighty duo of the best picture race, and we correctly predicted the vast majority of a...

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    Foreign Language and Short Film Entries Due October 3 For 2011 Oscars

    Attention all qualifying shorts and foreign-language Oscar contenders. The deadline approaches! Monday, October 3 at 5pm PT, is the deadline to submit entries in the Live Action Short Film, Animated Short Film and Foreign Language Film categories to be considered for the 84th Academy Awards.

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    For Your Consideration: Oscar's Foreign-Language Race Arrives, Controversy Follows

    It's pretty much an assured equation: Oscars + Foreign Language Film Category = Outrage. Sometimes, the fault lies with Academy voters (as it did when "Departures" won the Oscar in 2008 over what most viewed as two greatly superior nominees - "Waltz With Bashir" and "The Class;" or when "4 Months, 3...

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    European Film Awards Announce Short Film Nominees

    The nominations in the short film category of the European Film Awards were announced at the International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece this morning. The short film initiative is organized by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each...

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    China Submits Zhang Yimou's Christian Bale Flick for Oscar Consideration

    The new film from internationally renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou ("Raise the Red Lantern," "Hero") has been chosen as his country's submission to the Oscar's foreign language category. The film stars Oscar winner and current Batman actor Christian Bale ("The Fighter") as American John Haufma...

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    Charlize Theron, David Cronenberg and Gary Oldman To Receive Gotham Award Tributes

    Charlize Theron, Gary Oldman and David Cronenberg will join previously announced recipient Tim Rothman as the folks receiving career tributes at this year's Gotham Independent Film Awards.

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