Friday, December 21, 2012
The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:
Austria, Amour, Michael Haneke, director
Canada, Rebelle (War Witch), Kim Nguyen, director
Chile, No, Pablo Larraín, director
Denmark, En kongelig affære (A Royal Affair), Nikolaj Arcel, director
France, Intouchables (The Intouchables), Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors
Iceland, Djúpið (The Deep), Baltasar Kormákur, director
Norway, Kon-Tiki, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, directors
Romania, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills), Cristian Mungiu, director
Switzerland, L'Enfant d'en haut (Sister), Ursula Meier, director
Foreign Language Film nominations for 2012 are again being determined in two phases.
The Phase I committee, consisting of several hundred Los Angeles-based members, screened the 71 eligible films between mid-October and December 17. The group's top six choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy's Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, constitute the shortlist.
The shortlist will be winnowed down to the five nominees by specially invited committees in New York and Los Angeles. They will spend Friday, January 4, through Sunday, January 6, viewing three films each day and then casting their ballots.
The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.