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IndieWire’s Movie Podcast: What’s Wrong With the Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist?

Plus: We debate "Rogue One," "Silence" and "Hidden Figures."



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It’s been a busy week for awards season developments, from the Critics Choice Awards to the Golden Globes nominations, but most of those developments offered few surprises that changed the state of the race. There was one exception: the nine films on the shortlist for the foreign language Oscar, which included some key omissions. What happened to “Neruda” and “Elle”?

Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss those surprises in this week’s episode of Screen Talk. They also debate “Hidden Figures,” Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” and, of course, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

Listen to the full episode above.

Screen Talk theme song written by Keegan DeWittThis episode was produced by Leah Jubara. 

Screen Talk is available on iTunes. You can subscribe here or via RSS. Share your feedback with Thompson and Kohn on Twitter or sound off in the comments. Browse previous installments here, review the show on  and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk. Check out the rest of Indiewire’s podcasts on iTunes right here.

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