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9 films now vying for foreign language Oscar nomination

December 15, 2017

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Daniela Vega in a scene from, "A Fantastic Woman." Nine films are now vying for an Academy Award nomination in the foreign language category with nominees to be announced Jan. 23, 2017. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the short-list Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, which includes Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman,” Germany’s “In the Fade,” Hungary’s “On Body and Soul,” Israel’s “Foxtrot,” Lebanon’s “The Insult,” Russia’s “Loveless,” Senegal’s “Felicite,” South Africa’s “The Wound” and Sweden’s “The Square.” (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine films are now vying for an Academy Award nomination in the foreign language category.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the short-list Thursday, which includes films from Chile, Germany, Israel and Lebanon. Ninety-two films were initially in contention for possible nomination.

Five films are typically nominated for foreign language Oscar consideration, and the nominees will be announced on Jan. 23. The Academy Awards will be held on March 4 in Los Angeles.

The short-listed films are: Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman,” Germany’s “In the Fade,” Hungary’s “On Body and Soul,” Israel’s “Foxtrot,” Lebanon’s “The Insult,” Russia’s “Loveless,” Senegal’s “Felicite,” South Africa’s “The Wound” and Sweden’s “The Square.”

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