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"If Michelle Yeoh actually gets an Oscar nomination for this, I'll probably cry. (Tears of joy, of course.)" -Cash"

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87th Oscars. The Oscar Nominees of 2014 

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Foreign Language Film
Leviathan put up a fight winning the Globe but in the end IDA prevailed as expected

Wild Tales
Damian Szifron

ARGENTINA
7 noms | 2 wins 

opens Feb 20th, 2015 from Sony Pictures Classics 

Tangerines
Zaza Urushadze
ESTONIA
first nomination!

No U.S. Release

Timbuktu
Abdeerrahmane Sissako  
MAURITANIA
first nomination!

Now playing from Cohen Media Group

Ida
Pawel Pawlikowski
POLAND
10 nominations | 1st win

Currently available on DVD and streaming

Leviathan

Andrey Zvyagintsevv
RUSSIA
14 noms | 4 wins 

Now playing from  Sony Pictures Classics

an outre comedy anthology - six tales of revenge. It's a real crowd pleaser
This war time drama about a farmer and a wounded man is very popular with those who've seen it.

Villagers are beset by extremists in this heartwrenching drama.

A major hit at the US arthouse and a potential winner. Stands out from the crowd for brevity, impact and aesthetic

This angry political film about a fisherman losing his beloved home to corrupt government is engaging, darkly funny and critically acclaimed.

 

 

SUBMISSION CHARTS There were 83 Official Contenders


Pt. 1 Afghanistan through Ethiopia 

Pt. 2 Finland through Nepal -
Pt. 3 The Netherlands through Venezuela

Finalists That Didn't Get Nominated
(I correctly guessed 6 of the 9 finalists and then 4 of the 5 nominees)
Accused (The Netherlands)
Corn Island (Georgia)
Force Majeure (Sweden)
Liberator (Venezuela)