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Oscars 2021: The International Feature Shortlist

Feb 10, 2021 7:36:42 AM / by Hélène Lambert

One week after the Golden Globes nominations announcement, the Academy Awards have just revealed its shortlist in nine Oscar categories: documentary feature, documentary short subject, makeup and hairstyling, original score, original song, animated short film, live action short film, visual effects and... international feature.

Due to the covid-19 crisis, the 93rd Academy Awards has been postponed on April 25th in Los Angeles. As of today, the Oscar organisation has not yet announced whether the Ceremony will be held 100% live or in a virtual format.

In 2021, due to the movie theatres prolonged closure, the Academy has decided to relax the criteria for competing. Films released directly on streaming platforms can exceptionally enter the run without being screened in theatres.

Among the 93 official candidates for the Best International Feature Film, the Academy has selected 15 preliminary contenders.

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1. Another Round (Denmark) – Thomas Vinterberg

2. Better Days (Hong Kong) – Derek Tsang

3. Charlatan (Czech Republic) – Agnieszka Holland

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4. Collective (Romania) – Alexander Nanau

5. Dear Comrades! (Russia) – Andreï Konchalovsky

6. I’m No Longer Here (Mexico) – Fernando Frias

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7. Hope (Norway) – Maria Sødahl

8. La Llorona (Guatemala) – Jayro Bustamant

9. The Mole Agent (Chile) – Maite Alberd

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10. Night of the Kings (Ivory Coast) – Philippe Lacôte

11. Quo Vadis, Aida?(Bosnia and Herzegovina) – Jasmila Žbanić

12. Sun Children(Iran) – Majid Majidi

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13. Two of Us (France) – Filippo Meneghetti

14. A Sun (Taiwan) – Chung Mong-hong

15. The Man Who Sold His Skin (Tunisia) – Kaouther Ben Hania


The five nominees for the Best International Feature Film will be announced on March 15th.

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Written by Hélène Lambert

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