2014 Oscar Predictions - Best Foreign Language Film

2014 Oscar Predictions – Best Foreign Language Film

2014 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

large_the_broken_circle_breakdown_2(UPDATED: FEBRUARY 28, 2014)

FINAL PREDICTIONS: Another wide open race where the “honor system” is going to be executed.  The most widely known of the five is clearly “The Hunt” which has been in contention since Cannes 2012.  “The Great Beauty” won the Golden Globe and I believe the power of “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” if enough see it, will have a lasting effect.  I’m going with “The Great Beauty.”

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE:

  1. The Great Beauty - Italy
    Has been picking up steam.  Golden Globe win helps.  BAFTA winner.
  2. The Broken Circle Breakdown - Belgium
    Has won a few notices along the way.  Big tearjerker.
  3. The Hunt - Denmark
    Most well-known contender of them all. 
  4. Omar - Palestine
    Under the radar contender pushed.
  5. The Missing Picture - Cambodia
    AFI screened film that received great reviews.   Third time that the country has submitted in history.

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WHO MISSED THE CUT?

  1. The Grandmaster - Hong Kong
    Visual spectacle pushed by Harvey Weinstein.
  2. Two Lives - Germany
    Rumors say if it’s in, it wins.
  3. The Notebook - Hungary
    Another around the festival circuit contender that has made its mark.
  4. An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker - Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Unknown wildcard.  Could be this year’s “Departures.”

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OTHER MISSES

  1. NONE

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ALSO MISSED

  1. NONE

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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.