2016 Oscar Predictions – Best Foreign Language Film

2016 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

(UPDATED: JANUARY 13, 2016) – FINAL PREDICTIONS

“Son of Saul” has remained a formidable force during the season, even scoring a DGA nomination for first-time director Laszlo Nemes.  “Mustang” is the likely spoiler but the rest of the contenders can be round out with any variation of the remaining films.

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

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1. "Son of Saul" (Saul fia)

HUNGARY
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(Saul fia) - Won prize at Cannes. Played at Telluride and NYFF. Is going for not just this category, but many.
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2. "Mustang"

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(Mustang) - France is popular with the Foreign branch and the film is loved by many. Globe and BFCA nod.
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3. "Labyrinth of Lies"

GERMANY
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(Im Labyrinth des Schweigens) - Buzz has grown substantially and played at TIFF.
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4. "A War"

DENMARK
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Tobias Lindholm's film has been gaining momentum, even trying to secure nominations outside of the foreign category.
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5. "Theeb"

JORDAN
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(ذيب) - Can 'Theeb' make a dent in this very competitive and European race?

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OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS

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6. "The Brand New Testament"

BELGIUM
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Jaco Van Dormael's Belgium film scored the Globe nod.
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(En duva satt på en gren och funderade över tillvaron) - Those who've seen it, love it.
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7. "Embrace of the Serpent"

COLOMBIA
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Ciro Guerra's Colombian entry. Wildcard?
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8. "The Fencer"

FINLAND
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This film by Klaus Haro was a surprise inclusion in the bakeoff. Does that mean something?
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9. "Viva"

IRELAND
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Paddy Breathnach's Irish film has its admirers.

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11 “The Assassin” – TAIWAN

12 “A War” – DENMARK

13 “Court” – INDIA

14 “The Second Mother” – BRAZIL

15 “Void” – LEBANON

16 “The Paradise Suite” – THE NETHERLANDS

17 “Aferim” – ROMANIA

18 “Loreak” – SPAIN

19 “Goodnight Mommy” – AUSTRIA

20 “Jackpot” – VIETNAM

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21 “Sivas” – TURKEY

22 “How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)” – THAILAND

23 “Men Who Save the World” – MALAYSIA

24 “The Wave” – NORWAY

25 “600 Miles” – MEXICO

26 “Muhammed: The Messenger of God” – IRAN

27 “Rams” – ICELAND

28 “Xenia” – GREECE

29 “Moira” – GEORGIA

30 “Sand Dollars” – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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  • Loli

    Update please!!!

  • Loli

    Blue is the Warmest Color (France), White God (Hungary), Ida (Poland), Winter Sleep (Turkey), Wild Tales (Argentina), Run (Ivory Coast), Mommy (Canada), The Raid 2 (Indonesia), The Wonders (Italy), The Salt of the Earth (Brazil), Two Days, One Night (Belgium), Leviathan (Russia), Still the Water (Japan), Timbuktu (Mauritania), Goodbye to Language (Switzerland), Mad Love (Germany), A Girl at my Door (South Korea), Fantasia (China), Force Majeure (Sweden), That Lovely Girl (Israel), Beautiful Youth (Spain), Titli (India), Jauja (Denmark), Xenia (Greece), Bridges of Sarajevo (Bosnia), Maidan (Ukraine), Silvered Water (Syria), The Owners (Kazakhstan), Invisible Spaces (Georgia), Leidi (Colombia), The Last One (Azerbaijan), Yes We Love (Norway)

  • Laut Fuentes

    I think Wild Tales and Winter Sleep are a good competition.