Clint Eastwood’s Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) was the last film in a foreign language to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards in the 2007 ceremony. With the recent announcement of the 71 films that will compete for Foreign Language film, many will agree, there are many in there worthy of a Best Picture citation or win.
From 2007 until now, remove one Best Picture nominee and put in a foreign language film in its spot.
It gets a little difficult as we go on, and I’ll fully admit I don’t watch as many foreign films as I should every year. I’m still going to give it a try.
Letters from Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
Replace – The Queen with Pan’s Labyrinth
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Replace – Michael Clayton with The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Replace – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Waltz with Bashir
The Blind Side
The Hurt Locker
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up in the Air
Replace – The Blind Side with The Secret in their Eyes
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
Replace – 127 Hours with I Am Love
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
Replace – War Horse with A Separation
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Clayton Davis is the respected and esteemed AwardsCircuit.com editor. Clayton has become a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to awards season show, The Critics Choice Movie Awards. Most recently, Clayton is a now an active member of the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards as well as the newly integrated Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards.
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