The Hollywood Academy announced, on Monday, 93 films aspiring to win the Oscar for Best International Film in the 94th session of the awards, which will equal the record set last year in nominations.
Among the 93 applicants, submitted by each country, the organization’s members They now have to vote for their favorites until 15 candidates are officially selected, a list known as the “shorlist” to be released on December 21, 2021.
It is the third year that the award has not been named Best Foreign Language Film in favor of the new title of Best International Film, which as a prerequisite requires that more than half of the film be shot in a language other than English.
Ibero-American applicants are: “El Prófugo” from Argentina; – The “Great Movement” from Bolivia. “Deserto especially”, from Brazil; “Blanco en Blanco”, from Chile; “Memoria” from Colombia. – “Clara Sola” from Costa Rica; “La fiera y la fiesta”, from the Dominican Republic; “submersible”, from Ecuador; and “Noche de Fuego” from Mexico.
Complete the listing “Plaza Catedral”, from Panama; “Just the Sun” from Paraguay; – “Manco Capac” from Peru; “A Metamorfose dos Pássaros” from Portugal; • “The Good Shepherd” from Spain. “Theory of Broken Glass” from Uruguay and “Anner Flash” from Venezuela.
Among the absences from this edition are three Latin American countries, Cuba, Guatemala and Honduras, who submitted/offered their candidacy last year, although their space is occupied by other incorporations such as Somalia’s debut.
However, the final list could change because the organization has warned that some films have not been released commercially (online or in theaters) and must do so before the voting period closes.
For its part, the Foundation also confirmed that Animation films category has 26 eligible tapes, While In the case of documentaries, the number increases to 138 films.
The Academy Awards will be presented on March 27 with a party returning to the famous Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
(With information from EFE)
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