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Foreign Oscars

October 22nd, 2006 (04:08 pm)

So here are the official country submissions for the foreign Oscar:
http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2006/06.10.19a.html

I guarantee that Spain will get a nomination.

Canada and China look like fairly strong possibilities. Mexico might be, except there's some question of just how Mexican the production is (Mexican director, Spanish production). Finland doesn't have a chance, but did it really before Kaurismaki said anything?... And The Netherlands has a Hollywood director as well - although Starship Troopers and Showgirls could be interpreted as, shall we say, negatives. %^D

It's probably safe to bet that Cuba and Iran aren't looking promising - after all, pure merit only goes so far.

Other than that, the field looks pretty wide open.

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Strangely enough, Kazakhstan didn't nominate Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. I wonder why?...

%^D