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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Foreign Language Film

2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Foreign Language Film

READ MORE: Indiewire Awards Season Spotlight 

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.

“Mustang” (France)
“Theeb” (Jordan)
“Son of Saul” (Hungary)
“Embrace the Serpent” (Colombia)
“A War” (Denmark) 

Predicted Winner: “Son of Saul”
Potential Spoiler: “Mustang”

WINNER: “Son of Saul”

For more insight into the 2016 awards season, visit the Indiewire Awards Season Spotlight homepage here.

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