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

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Part 3 - NEPAL through VIETNAM
4 official submissions & 2 finalist lists
most recent update: August 28th

Afghanistan to Finland - Official Submissions Thus Far
France to Morocco - Official Submissions Thus Far
HQ - Predictions and Trivia 

 

Nepal
1 nom | 0 wins

TBA

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

TBA

They have 11 finalists: Adios AmigosA Real VermeerDe HeldThe FuryHistory's FutureJ. KesselsHieronymus Bosch: Touched by the DevilIn My Father's GardenMeester KikkerPublic Works, and Tonio 

Norway
5 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1957)

TBA

Coverage of last year's submission:
The Wave

Pakistan
never nominated (submitting since 1959 but only 5 times)

TBA

Palestine
2 nominations (submitting since 2003)

TBA

 

Peru
1 nomination (submitting since 1967)

TBA

The Philippines
never nominated (submitting since 1956)

TBA

Coverage of Last Year's Submission:
Heneral Luna

Poland
10 nominations | 1 win (submitting since 1963)

TBA

Portugal
never nominated* (submitting since 1980)

TBA

* Portugal has the distinction of being the country that has submitted most often without any success. So we're rooting for them to break through each year! 

Romania
never nominated (submitting since 1966)

SIERANEVADA
Cristi Puiu
173 minutes
Romanian

Puiu was submitted once before for the critic's darling (and also super-lengthy) The Death of Mr Lazarescu (2005)

Not Selected: Cristian Mungiu's Graduation, the other Romanian Cannes hit

 

 

Russia
14 noms | 4 wins* (submitting since 1963 as the USSR and then as Russia since 1992)

TBA

*This stat reflects most of the former Soviet Union's stats as well except those from the Ukraine since most were from Russia

Saudi Arabia
never nominated
(submitted first in 2013)

BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH
Dir. Mahmoud Sabbagh
Trailer 
88 minutes
Arabic

It's Saudia Arabia's first romantic comedy about a middle class guy and a wealthy girl

 

Serbia
never nominated (submitting since 1994)

TBA

Singapore
never nominated (first submitted in 1959, then in 2005 and frequently since)

TBA

Slovakia
1 nom / 1 win* (submitting since 1993)

TBA

* Slovakia's only nom / win came as part of the original Czechoslokakia before the country split The Shop of Main Street (1965) which won the Oscar was Slovakian.

Coverage of Last Year's Submission:
The Goat

 

Slovenia
never nominated (submitting since 1993)

TBA

South Africa
2 noms | 1 win (submitting since 1989)

TBA

South Korea
never nominated (submitting since 1962)

TBA

Spain
19 nom | 4 wins (submitting since 1956)

TBA

Spain is in its longest dry spell ever without a nomination. Their last was 2004's The Sea Inside (which won). They have three finalists: The Olive Tree, Julieta, and The Bride.  They will make the final decision on Sept 7th

Coverage of Last Year's Submission:
Flowers 

Sweden
14 noms | 3 wins (submitting since 1956)

TBA

Sweden is in its longest dry spell ever without a nomination. Their last was 2004's As It Is in Heaven

Coverage of Last Year's Submission:
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch... 

 

Switzerland
5 noms | 2 wins (submitting since 1961)

MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE
 
 Dir. Claude Barras
66 minutes
French
Official Site | Trailer

This animated feature is about an orphan trying to adapt to his new group home. (Switzerland is in its longest dry spell ever without a nomination. Their last was way back in 1990 with Journey of Hope)

Taiwan
3 noms | 1 win* (submitting since 1957)

TBA

*all the Oscar nominations for Taiwan are actually Ang Lee films!

Coverage of Last Year's Submission:
The Assassin 

Thailand
never nominated (submitting since 1984)

TBA

Turkey
never nominated (submiting since 1964)

TBA

Ukraine
1 nom * (submitting since 1997)

TBA

* Ukraine's sole nomination came as part of the USSR, 1984's Wartime Romance

 

United Kingdom
2 nominations (submitting since 1991)

TBA
 

Uruguay
1 nom | 0 wins* (submitting since 1992)

TBA

* Uruguay's sole nominee A Place in the World (1992) was disqualfied after its nod

Coverage of Last Year's Submission:
Under a Moonless Night 

Venezuela
never nominated (submitting since 1978)

DESDE ALLA / FROM AFAR
Lorenzo Vigas
93 minutes
Spanish
Golden Lion, Venice

Already completed US run | Reviewed

A violent romantic relationship between an older man (Chilean star & Oscar submission regular Alfredo Castro)  and the young thief he picks up from the street

 

Vietnam
1 nomination (submitting since 1993)

TBA