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90th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2017 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

 discuss on the blog

PART 2 - Finland through Norway
33 OFFICIAL SUBMISSIONS ANNOUNCED THUS FAR 
Updated Sept 9th, 2017

Chart info / text by Dzong and Nathaniel R

HQ - Predictions & Trivia
PT 1 Afghanistan to Estonia 
PT 3 Pakistan to Yemen 

 

Finland
1 nom | 0 wins
(submitting since 1973)

TOM OF FINLAND
Dome Karukoski

115 minutes
Finnish and English

a biopic of the famous artist of gay erotica. There is a lot of English in this picture (Tom travels to America for a portion of the film) but probably not enough to disqualify it.

France
3 Honorarys | 37 noms | 9 wins (submitting since 1956)

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Georgia
1 nom | 0 wins
(submitting since 1996)

SCARY MOTHER
Ana Urushadze
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107 minutes
Georgian

a 50 year old housewife must choose between her passion for writing (which she's been repressing) and her family

Germany
18 noms | 3 wins (submitting since 1956)

IN THE FADE
Fatih Akin

106 minutes
German

A woman loses her husband and son to a terrorist attack by Neo-Nazis. Diane Kruger took Best Actress at Cannes. Director Fatih Akin was previously submitted by Germany 10 years ago for The Edge of Heaven

Greece
5 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1957)

AMERIKA SQUARE
Yannis Sakardis

86 minutes
Greek and Arabic

Based on a novel by Yannis Tsirba about two Greek nationalists and the changes in their neighborhood which is suddenly filled with refugees

 

Hong Kong
2 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1959)

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Hungary
9 noms | 2 wins (submitting since 1965)

ON BODY AND SOUL
Ildikó Enyedi

116 minutes
Hungarian

REVIEWED

An oddity about coworkers at a slaughterhouse who discover an impossible kinship via dreams

Iceland
1 nomination

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India
3 noms (submitting since 1957)

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Indonesia
never nominated (submitting since 1987)

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Iran
2 noms | 1 win
(submitting since 1977)

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Iraq
never nominated (submitting since 2005)

THE DARK WIND
 Hussein Hassan Ali

92 minutes
Kurdish

As a young couple prepares for marriage, radical Islamist militants attack their village

Israel
10 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1964)

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Italy
28 noms | 11 wins | 3 honoraries (sumitting since 1956)

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Japan
12 noms | 1 win | 3 honoraries
(submitting since 1956)

HER LOVE BOILS BATHWATER
Ryōta Nakano

125 minutes
Japanese

a comedy about a mother trying to tie up loose family ends as she learns she has a terminal illness

 

Jordan
1 nomination
(submitted for the first time last year)

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Kazakhstan
1 nom | 0 wins
(submitting since 1992)

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Kosovo
never nominated (submitting since 2014)

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.Kyrgyzstan
never nominated (submitting since 1998)

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Latvia
never nominated (submitting since 1992)

THE CHRONICLES OF MELANIE

Viestur Kairish

120 minutes
Latvian and Russian

a drama about a journalist and her son sent to a Siberian prison in 1941

 

Lebanon
never nominated (submitting since 1978)

THE INSULT
Ziad Doueiri

112 minutes
Arabic

A media circus erupts in Beirut when a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian Refugee end up at odds in court. 

Lithunia
never nominated (submitting since 2006)

FROST
Sarunas Bartas

132 minutes
Lithuanian, Ukranian, Russian

Two Lithuanians travel to assist the Ukranian army during the crisis

 

Luxembourg
never nominated (submitting since 1997)

BARRAGE
Laura Schroeder

112 minutes
French

A mother, estranged from her child for 10 years returns and kidnaps him for a trip to the lake. This is Schroeder's second feature though she's done TV and shorts work as well

Macedonia
1 nom | 0 wins
(submitting since 1994)
 

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Malaysia
never nominated
(submitting since 2004)
 

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Mauritania
1 nomination
(submitting since 2014)

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Mexico
8 nominations
(submitting since 1957)

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Montenegro
never nominated (submitting since 2013)

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Moldova
never nominated (submitting since 2013)

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Morocco
never nominated (submitting since 1977)

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Nepal
1 nom | 0 wins
(submitting since 1999)

WHITE SUN
Deepak Rauniyar

89 minutes
Nepali

a portrait of Nepal post civil war centered around a son running into obstacles planning his father's funeral

The Netherlands
7 noms | 3 wins (submitting since 1959)

New Zealand
never nominated (submitting since 2011)

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If the film doesn't have too much English they'll probably send One Thousand Ropes about father/daughter Samoan immigrants

Nicarauga
never nominatd (submitting since 1982)

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They haven't submitted the past several years but one possibility is the documentary Sunflowers of Nicaragua

Norway
5 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1957)

THELMA
Joachim Trier

116 minutes
Norwegian

This is Joachim Trier's third film and third Oscar submission now. He's gone sci-fi with this film about a woman who discovers she has supernatural powers. The buzz is strong but the Academy has shown a strange resistance to this great filmmaker.

Not Selected:What will people say, the comet and the drib

hat Will People Say. Other possibilities: The Comet and Drib

 

HQ - Predictions & Trivia
PT 1 Afghanistan to Ethiopia
PT 3 Pakistan to Yemen