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89th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2016 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

 discuss on the blog

PART 1 - AFGHANISTAN TO FINLAND
3 Official Submissions & 1 Finalist List
Updated August 28th

France to Morocco Submissions
Nepal to Vietnam Submissions

 

Afghanistan
never nominated (submitting since 2002)

TBA

Albania
never nominated (submitting since 1996)

TBA

Algeria
5 noms | 1 win (submitting since 1969)

TBA

Argentina
7 noms | 2 wins (submitting since 1961)

TBA

Last year:
The Clan

Australia
never nominated (submitting since 1996)

TANNA
Martin Butler, Bentley Dean
Official Site 

Begins platform release in US on Sept 16th

100 minutes
Nauvhal

The Yakel tribe performs a story about a sister's loyalty and a forbidden romance. Glenn wrote about this for Paradise magazine

 

Austria
4 noms | 2 wins (submitting since 1961)

TBA

Last Year:
Goodnight Mommy

Bangladesh
never nominated (submitting since 2002)

TBA

Belgium
7 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1967)

TBA

read about previous submissions:

Bosnia & Herzegovina
1 nom | 1 win (submitting since 1994)

TBA

Brazil
4 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1960)

TBA

Brazil announced finalists and among the titles were:Aquarius, Neon Bull, and Don't Call Me Son. The latter two have come out n support of Aquarius which has come under political fire at home. It's rather confusing but here's a good article in English mapping it out. Brazil will announce on September 12th

Last Year:
The Second Mother

 

Bulgaria
never nominated (submitting since 1971)


TBA

Cambodia
1 nom | 0 wins
(submitting since 1994)

TBA

Canada
7 noms | 1 win (submitting since 1971)

TBA

Canada will announce their submission on October 1st

Last Year:
Felix & Meira 

Chile
1 nom | 0 wins (submitting since 1990)

TBA

 

China
2 nominations (submitting since 1979)

TBA

Read about previous submissions:

 

Colombia
1 nomination (submitting since 1980)

TBA

Last Year:
Embrace of the Serpent 
(their first nomination!)

Croatia
2 nominations *
(submitting since 1992 as Croatia)

ON THE OTHER SIDE
Zrinko Ogresta
Trailer (no subtitles) 

85 minutes
Croatian

A mother secret threatens to be revealed. Ogresta was submitted once before for Red Dust (1999)

* Croatia has not received a nomination yet as an independent country but there were two Croatian films nominated from within the former Yugoslavia The Road a Year Long (1958) and The Ninth Circle (1960)

Cuba
1 nomination
(submitting since 1978)

THE COMPANION
Pavel Giroud
Trailer 

104 minutes
Spanish

A boxer accused of doping becomes is forced to become companion to a soldier who contracted AIDS in Africa

Most recent submission:
Behavior (2014) 

Czech Republic
9 noms* | 2 wins* (submitting since 1994 as Czech Republic)

TBA

*These stats include all but one of the nominees from the former Czechoslovakia since all but one of them were Czech films. Without the former Czechoslovokia their Oscar tally is 3 nominations with 1 win

Denmark
13 nominations | 3 wins (submitting since 1956)

TBA

Denmark has narrowed it down to three contenders: The Commune (Thomas Vinterberg), Walk With Me (Lisa Ohlin), and Land of Mine (Martin Zindvliet)

Last Year:
A War 

 

Dominican Republic
never nominated (submitting since 1983)

TBA

Last year's submission: Sand Dollars

Egyptian
never nominated (submitting since 1958)

TBA

Estonia
1 nomination (submitting since 1992)

TBA

 

Ethiopian
never nominated (submitting since 2014)

TBA

 Finland
1 nom | 0 wins (submitting since 1973)

TBA