9 foreign films qualify for Oscar nods

Jan. 19, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for Hollywood's 83rd Academy Awards, organizers said Wednesday.

Sixty-six films had originally qualified in the category.

The remaining films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Algeria, "Hors la Loi" ("Outside the Law"); Canada, "Incendies"; Denmark, "In a Better World"; Greece, "Dogtooth"; Japan, "Confessions"; Mexico, "Biutiful"; South Africa, "Life, Above All"; Spain, "Tambien la Lluvia" ("Even the Rain)"; and Sweden, "Simple Simon."

The shortlist will be winnowed down to five nominees by specially invited committees in New York and Los Angeles. They will spend Friday through Sunday viewing three films each day, then cast their ballots, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a news release.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations are to be announced live Tuesday at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2010 are to be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

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