Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed that nine films out of the original sixty-six qualifiers have made it through to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards. The nine are:

“Biutiful” – Mexico
“Confessions” – Japan
“Dogtooth” – Greece
“Hors la Loi” (“Outside the Law”) – Algeria
“Incendies” – Canada
“In a Better World” – Denmark
“Life, above All” – South Africa
“Simple Simon” – Sweden
“Tambien la Lluvia” (“Even the Rain”) – Spain

The Academy will now narrow the list once more to five films that will go on to compete for the Oscar. That short list will be announced along with the rest of the Oscar nominees live on Tuesday, January 25th at 8:30am EST.