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Will Win: The safe bet is The Great Beauty but for some reason I can't shake the feeling that we'll see a surprise but Belgium or Denmark. I'm going with Denmark
Should Win: The Missing Picture but my guess is it'll be in last place votewise 

THE OFFICIAL NOMINEES
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Cambodia
First Nomination!
THE MISSING PICTURE

Italy
28th nomination | 10 wins | 3 honoraries
THE GREAT BEAUTY
Palestine
2nd nomination
OMAR
Belgium
7th nomination
BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN

Denmark
10th nomination | 3 wins
THE HUNT

90 minutes
French. Memoir Documentary

They rarely submit but did just last year with Lost Loves. This documentary with carved figurines has been a sensation on the film festival circuit. It's about the death of one man's entire family during the 1975-1979 Khmer Rouge genocide and reeducation of the populace into Communism

150 minutes
Italian
Drama

Despite not winning any prizes at Cannes, this film was greeted fairly rapturously and it's been buzzy ever since, recently winning big at the European Film Awards

96 minutes. 
Arabic & Hebrew. 
Drama

From the director ofParadise Now which was Oscar nominated in this category. Reviewed

 
 

111 minutes
Flemish & English
Romantic Music Drama.

This is about a bluegrass couple who have to deal with their daughter's life-threatening illness. (Groeningen has been submitted once before with The Misfortunates )

115 minutes 
Danish
Drama

Mads Mikkelsen won Best Actor at Cannes in 2012 for this film about a kindergarten worker accused of child abuse. The accusation turns the whole town against him. 

The Other Four Finalists

The Grandmaster (Hong Kong), A Day in the Life of an Iron Picker (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Germany (Two Lives), and Hungary (The Notebook) made the finals but were shut out on Oscar nomination morning.  

These finalists were drawn from 76 Official Submissions


Pt. 1 Charts  Afghanistan through Japan

Pt 2 Charts  Kazakshtan through Venezuela