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.

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