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WHO WON? Denmark's IN A BETTER WORLD followed up its Globe momentum with an Oscar win in a strong field.

Canada
4 noms / 1 win
INCENDIES
d. Denis Villeneuve
Official Site


Denmark
7 noms / 3 wins
IN A BETTER WORLD
d. Susanne Bier
Official Site

Mexico
7 noms
BIUTIFUL
dir. Gonzalez Innaritu
Official Site

Greece
5 noms / 0 wins
DOGTOOTH
d. Yorgos Lanthimos
Official Site

Algeria
4 noms / 1 win
OUTSIDE THE LAW
d. Rachid Bouchareb
Official Site

details
130 min (French, Arabic)
genre
drama
starring
Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux Poulin, Maxim Gaudette and Rémy Girard.
synopsi
s
twins travel to the Middle East to piece together their mother's final days.
misc
Vileneuve previously directed the great short Next Floor and feature Maelstrom
prev awards

Best Canadian Feature at TIFF
last year
I Killed My Mother

details
119 min (Danish, Swedish, English)
genre
drama
starring
Ulrich Thomsen, Mikael Persbrandt, William Jøhnk Nielsen
synopsis

A Danish doctor, working in an African war zone has trouble at home as well.
misc
described as "a mediation on violence and pacifism"
prev awards

Golden Globe
last year
Terribly Happy

details
unknown (Spanish)
genre
miserabilism
starring
Javier Bardem
synopsis
Uxbal (Bardem) has cancer and that's just the start of his problems with wife, father, criminals and children.
misc
Iñárittu's past three films have received Oscar nominations in various categories.
previous awards
Cannes -Best Actor
last year
Backyard

 

details
94 min (Greek)
genre
surreal drama
starring
Aggeliki Papoulia and Mary Tsoni
synopsis

teen siblings are totally isolated in their parent's country estate.
previous awards
Jury prizes at 6 fests
last year
Slaves in their Bonds

details
138 min (French, Arabic)
genre
political family drama (post WW II)
starring
Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem and Sabrina Seyvecou
synopsis

An Algerian family, separated for years, is reunited in Paris. Algeria's struggle for independence from France also involved.
misc
Bouchareb is a past nominee in this category.
prev awards

...
last year
did not submit

Snubbed (according to Oscar's own finalist list):
SPAIN (Even the Rain), JAPAN (Confessions), SWEDEN (Simple Simon)
, SOUTH AFRICA (Life Above All)
Snubbed (according to submitted films with huge critical support):
THAILAND (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives)

SUBMISSION LIST PT 1 -Algeria to Iceland
SUBMISSION LIST PT 2 -Japan to Venezuela