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90th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2017 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

 discuss on the blog

PART 2 - Georgia through Norway (33 films)
92 OFFICIAL SUBMISSIONS ANNOUNCED THUS FAR. A RECORD
Updated Nov 2nd 2017

Chart info / text by Dzong and Nathaniel R

HQ - Predictions & Trivia
PT 1 Afghanistan to Estonia 
PT 3 Pakistan to Yemen 

 

Georgia
1 nom | 0 wins
(submitting since 1996)

SCARY MOTHER
Ana Urushadze
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107 minutes
Georgian

a 50 year old housewife must choose between her passion for writing (which she's been repressing) and her family

Germany
18 noms | 3 wins (submitting since 1956)

IN THE FADE
Fatih Akin

106 minutes
German

A woman loses her husband and son to a terrorist attack by Neo-Nazis. Diane Kruger took Best Actress at Cannes. Director Fatih Akin was previously submitted by Germany 10 years ago for The Edge of Heaven

Greece
5 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1957)

AMERIKA SQUARE
Yannis Sakardis

86 minutes
Greek and Arabic

Based on a novel by Yannis Tsirba about two Greek nationalists and the changes in their neighborhood which is suddenly filled with refugees

Haiti

*first submission!*

AYITI MON AMOUR
Guetty Felin

??? minutes
Creole, French, English, Japanese

TEXT

Honduras
*first submission!*

MORAZAN
Hispano Duron

??? minutes
Spanish

TEXT

 

Hong Kong
2 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1959)

MAD WORLD
Wong Chung

??? minutes

Cantonese

TEXT

Hungary
9 noms | 2 wins (submitting since 1965)

ON BODY AND SOUL
Ildikó Enyedi

116 minutes
Hungarian

REVIEWED

An oddity about coworkers at a slaughterhouse who discover an impossible kinship via dreams

Iceland
1 nomination

UNDER THE TREE
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson

minutes

Icelandic

TEXT

India
3 noms (submitting since 1957)

NEWTON
Amit Masurkar

??? minutes

Hindi

TEXT

Indonesia
never nominated (submitting since 1987)

LEFTOVERS
Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo

??? minutes

Tegalese

TEXT

 

Iran
2 noms | 1 win
(submitting since 1977)

BREATH
Narges Abyar

minutes

Persian

TEXT

Iraq
never nominated (submitting since 2005)

RESEBA: THE DARK WIND
 Hussein Hassan Ali

92 minutes
Kurdish

As a young couple prepares for marriage, radical Islamist militants attack their village

Ireland
never nominated

(submitting since ???)

SONG OF GRANITE
Pat Collins

minutes

Irish & English

TEXT

Israel
10 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1964)

FOXTROT
Samuel Maoz

minutes

Hebrew

TEXT

Italy
28 noms | 11 wins | 3 honoraries (sumitting since 1956)

A CIAMBRA
Jonas Carpignano

minutes

Italian

TEXT

 

Japan
12 noms | 1 win | 3 honoraries
(submitting since 1956)

HER LOVE BOILS BATHWATER
Ryōta Nakano

125 minutes
Japanese

a comedy about a mother trying to tie up loose family ends as she learns she has a terminal illness

Kazakhstan
1 nom | 0 wins
(submitting since 1992)

ROAD TO MOTHER
Akan Satayev

minutes

Kazakh & Russian

TEXT

Kenya
never nominated (submitting since ???)

KATI KATI
Mbithi Masya

minutes

Swahili & English

TEXT

Kosovo
never nominated (submitting since 2014)

UNWANTED
Edon Rizvanolli

minutes

Dutch & Albanian

TEXT

Kyrgyzstan
never nominated (submitting since 1998)

CENTAUR
Aktan Abdykalykov

minutes

Kyrgyz

TEXT

 

Laos
*first submission!*

DEAREST SISTER
Mattie Do

??? minutes
Lao

TEXT

Latvia
never nominated (submitting since 1992)

THE CHRONICLES OF MELANIE

Viestur Kairish

120 minutes
Latvian and Russian

a drama about a journalist and her son sent to a Siberian prison in 1941

Lebanon
never nominated (submitting since 1978)

THE INSULT
Ziad Doueiri

112 minutes
Arabic

A media circus erupts in Beirut when a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian Refugee end up at odds in court. 

Lithunia
never nominated (submitting since 2006)

FROST
Sarunas Bartas

132 minutes
Lithuanian, Ukranian, Russian

Two Lithuanians travel to assist the Ukranian army during the crisis

Luxembourg
never nominated (submitting since 1997)

BARRAGE
Laura Schroeder

112 minutes
French

A mother, estranged from her child for 10 years returns and kidnaps him for a trip to the lake. This is Schroeder's second feature though she's done TV and shorts work as well

 

 

 

Mexico
8 nominations
(submitting since 1957)

TEMPESTAD
Tatiana Huezo

minutes

Spanish

TEXT

Mongolia
???
(submitting since ???)

THE CHILDREN OF GENGHIS
Zolbayar Dorj

minutes

Mongolian

TEXT

Morocco
never nominated (submitting since 1977)

RAZZIA
Nabil Ayouch

minutes

Arabic

TEXT

Mozambique
*first submission!*

THE TRAIN OF SALT & SUGAR
Licinio Azevedo

minutes

Portuguese

TEXT

Nepal
1 nom | 0 wins
(submitting since 1999)

WHITE SUN
Deepak Rauniyar

89 minutes
Nepali

a portrait of Nepal post civil war centered around a son running into obstacles planning his father's funeral

 

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

LAYLA M
Mijke de Jong

??? minutes
Dutch, Arabic & English

TEXT

New Zealand
never nominated (submitting since 2011)

ONE THOUSAND ROPES
TEXT

A drama about father/daughter Samoan immigrants

Norway
5 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1957)

THELMA
Joachim Trier

116 minutes
Norwegian

This is Joachim Trier's third film and third Oscar submission now. He's gone sci-fi with this film about a woman who discovers she has supernatural powers. The buzz is strong but the Academy has shown a strange resistance to this great filmmaker.

Not Selected:What will people say, the comet and the drib

HQ - Predictions & Trivia

previously  Afghanistan to France 

or continue on to  Pakistan to Yemen 

or back to blog