Raufoss wrote:Tonight the winner of the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film will be announced during the 81st Academy Awards ceremony.
Here are the nominees:
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) Germany
Entre les murs (The Class) France
Okuribito (Departures) Japan
Vals Im Bashir (Waltz with Bashir) Israel
In a mild upset the Japanese film Okuribito
won the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film. The Israeli film Vals Im Bashir
had been favored by "most experts" to win last night.
Does anyone know what any of the nordisk film
entries were for 2008? This is the second straight year that no nordisk filmer
have been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film award.
The last nordisk film
to be nominated was the dansk film "Efter brylluppet"
in 2006 and the last norsk film
to be nominated was "Elling"
After doing a little more research I was able to answer my own question. I don't generally like to use Wikipedia as my "sole source" of information for any subject, but so far the only complete lists of Academy Award entries from Nordic countries that I have been able to find are those provided by Wikipedia:
List of Icelandic submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ic ... guage_Film
List of Danish submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Da ... guage_Film
List of Norwegian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_No ... guage_Film
List of Swedish submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sw ... guage_Film
I did several searches for a list of "Finnish submissions," but have so far been unsuccessful finding one.