Oscars 2017: Nine foreign-language films make it to shortlist

Nine films will advance to the next round of voting for the 89th Academy Awards foreign-language film category.

Selected from 85 submissions around the world, the shortlist is as follows:

  • Australia, “Tanna” — directors Bentley Dean, Martin Butler
  • Canada, “It’s Only the End of the World” — director Xavier Dolan
  • Denmark, “Land of Mine” — director Martin Zandvliet
  • Germany, “Toni Erdmann” — director Maren Ade
  • Iran, “The Salesman” — director Asghar Farhadi
  • Norway, “The King’s Choice” — director Erik Poppe
  • Russia, “Paradise” — director Andrei Konchalovsky
  • Sweden, “A Man Called Ove” — director Hannes Holm
  • Switzerland, “My Life as a Zucchini” — director Claude Barras

The final five nominees will be announced on January 24, 2017. The winner will be announced at the Oscar ceremony on February 26, 2017.

WATCH: Gru is back in first trailer for ‘Despicable Me 3’

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have just released the teaser trailer of Despicable Me 3 which continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions.

Watch the trailer below and check out the film when it opens in Philippine cinemas on June 14, 2017.

Despicable Me 3, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio,

The animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.

Despicable Me 3 is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.