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Official Oscar Submission Charts for the Films of 2014 The charts will begin Post-Cannes

Pt. 1 Afghanistan through Estonia
Pt. 2 Finland through Palestine Territories

PERU through VIETNAM
10 official submissions on this page thus far
Thank you for the tips: Ali, Brenda, Ivan, Matheus, Michael, Murtada, Shane, Yonatan
Chart Updated on 09/14/14
 

PERU
1 nomination
TTHE GOSPEL AND THE FLESH
Eduardo Mendoza de Echave
Spanish
“Gospel of the Flesh” As predicted it's El evangelio de la carne), a multi-strand drama that sounds a bit like Amores Perros.

 Not Selected: The other notable possibility was “Trip to Timbuktu”, following a young middle class couple’s relationship through political times.
THE PHILIPPINES
never nominated
TBA
TBA

POLAND
9 nominations
IDA
Pawel Pawlikowski

82 minutes
Polish

This drama about a novice on the brink of her vows who leaves the convent to learn of her family history is brilliant and did great arthouse business in the States. Consider it a major possibility come Oscar night. 

PORTUGAL
never nominated
WHAT NOW? REMIND ME
Joaquin Pinto

Portuguese

AIDS documentary.

Not Selected: The Mais: A Story of a Portuguese Family seems likely

ROMANIA
never nominated
THE JAPANESE DOG
Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
Official Site 

86 minutes
Romanian & Japanese

 

 

RUSSIA
13 noms | 4 wins
TBA
TBA
SAUDIA ARABIA
TBA
TBA
SERBIA
never nominated
SEE YOU IN MONTEVIDEO
Dragan Bjelogrlic
Official Site 
minutes
Serbian, Spanish, and English 

SINGAPORE
never nominated
TBA
TBA

they could send teen road drama “Three Peas in a Pod” by Michelle Chong, who has been their submission choice before

SLOVAK REPUBLIC
never nominated
TBA
TBA

The topical comedy “The Candidate”, about state surveillance or maybe the upcoming “A Step Into the Darkness”  if it’s good.

 

SLOVENIA 
never nominated
tba
tba
SOUTH AFRICA
2 noms | 1 win
tba
tba
Our prediction is certainly “iNumberNumbr” a gritty, urban drama that was a big hit in South Africa and which stars Presley Chweneyagae who played the title role in Oscar favorite “Tsotsi”
SOUTH KOREA
never nominated
tba
tba
The favorite is a big domestic hit  “The Admiral: Roaring Currents”, an expensive historical drama set during a triumphant 16th century battle against Japan. 
SPAIN
19 noms | 4 wins
tba
tba
SWEDEN
14 noms | 3 wins
FORCE MAJEURE
Ruben Ostlund
REVIEWED
118 minutes
Swedish & English
An avalanche in the French Alps disrupts a Swedish family's ski vacation in this sharp provocative comedy about male ego and grudge holdging

 

SWITZERLAND
5 noms | 2 wins
tba
tba

Switzerland has a 12 film shortlist and Clouds of Sils Maria is on it. But with both Kristen Stewart and Chloe Moretz in the cast I can't imagine that there's enough French to qualify. Other prominent contenders include "I'll be The Goalie" and "Black Brothers"

TAIWAN
3 noms | 1 win
ICE POISON
Midi Z

TBA
Yunnanese & Mandarin

tba

Not Selected: "Stray Dogs" was popular at festivals and former Taiwanese submission team from Seediq Bale also has a film in play called "Kano,"a baseball drama

THAILAND
never nominated
tba
tba
“The Last Executioner”,was the best-reviewed Thai film of the year. It’s a critically acclaimed biopic of the man tasked with shooting Thailand’s condemned prisoners by firing squad.
TURKEY
never nominated
WINTER SLEEP 
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
196 minutes
Turkish
This year's Palme D'Or winner is the fourth Oscar submission from Turkey directed by Ceylan. He came closest to a nomination in 2008 with Three Monkeys (made the finalist list)
UKRAINE
never nominated
THE GUIDE
Oles Sanin
TBA
Ukranian 
Not Selected: In a shocker they didn't go with the festival sensation 
“The Tribe”, a film with no dialogue and no subtitles about the surprising subculture at a school for the deaf. 

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM
oscar record
TBA
TBA

If they decide to submit they could choose “Letters to Sofija”, set in pre-independence Lithuania, or “Lilting” a gay drama about a British man (Ben Whishaw) mourning his dead Chinese lover. He struggles to communicate with the mother, who speaks no English. So he hires a translator (Reviewed here)

URUGUAY
oscar record
TBA
TBA

Uruguay loves droll comedies so “Mr. Kaplan” about an elderly Jewish man convinced his neighbor is a runaway Nazi, could upset the  favorite “The Militant”, about a student activist.

VENEZUELA
never nominated
THE LIBERATOR
Alberto Arvelo
??? minutes
Spanish, French & English
 
This historical drama is about Simon Bolivar who fought 100 battles against the Spanish army in South America.
Not Selected: the gay pre-teen drama "Bad Hair" which came close to being selected. It's really special so see it if you get a chance.
VIETNAM
never nominated
TBA
TBA
"The Legend Makers" about the Vietnam war could prevail