Thursday, January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominees: Best Foreign Film

My predictions: 4/5, picking “The Grandmaster” over “Omar”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Great Beauty, The Hunt, The Missing Picture, Omar

I did pretty well in this category despite having only seen two of the films, “The Great Beauty” and “The Hunt.” I’m very excited to see the other three, and I hope I’ll have the opportunity. “The Broken Circle Breakdown” was a hit at Sundance last year, I’ve read interesting things about “The Missing Picture,” and “Omar” is sure to be intriguing as well. More on those as I see them! Congratulations to Cambodia for its first-ever nomination in this category. Also, finalist "The Grandmaster" got two technical nominations but no love here.

My current bet to win: Barring an upset, The Great Beauty.

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