Best INternational Feature Film
"Parasite" is poised to break more than box office records as a mainstream Oscar contender.
The Academy stands by its international committee members' accounting on the percentage of English in the film.
The Academy has eliminated yet another film from a foreign country because it must have "a predominantly non-English dialogue track."
"Lionheart" was disqualified for Best International Feature Film because of its English, but the English in "Lionheart" is hardly American.
The fuss over "Lionheart," the recently ousted Nigerian entry for Best International Feature Film, has ignited Hollywood luminaries to speak out against confusing rules.
The Academy wants to make sure those who live outside Los Angeles, New York, and London also have a crack at voting.
More movies than ever before are vying for the Best International Film Oscar.
Magnolia previously released Scandinavian Oscar nominees “A Royal Affair,” “The Hunt,” and “The Square.”
As the last stragglers meet the Academy deadline, we will soon know the final eligible films vying for Best International Feature Film. Many of them have already gained serious momentum.
France has long resisted advancing female filmmakers and their work to the Oscars, but a retrofitted committee and culture might offer a corrective.
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