Thursday, December 8, 2022

Golden Globe Predictions: Best Foreign Language Film

I’ve been predicting the Golden Globe nominations for more than fifteen years, and even if the group doesn’t have the same industry relevance as in the past, it’s still helpful and fun to see what films and performances get honored. Here’s my assessment of the contenders in this category.

Last year’s nominees:
Compartment No. 6 (Finland)
Drive My Car (Japan)
The Hand of God (Italy)
A Hero (Iran)
Parallel Mothers (Spain)

There are some likely frontrunners in this race, most of which are also the official Oscar submissions from their countries. All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany), Bardo (Mexico), EO (Poland), Argentina 1985 (Argentina), Corsage (Austria), Decision to Leave (South Korea), Joyland (Pakistan), Holy Spider (Denmark), Klondike (Ukraine), Girl Picture (Finland), and Saint Omer (France) all have buzz. I’d watch out also for three films that are on the Globes’ official list but weren’t selected for the Oscars’: Hunt (South Korea), One Fine Morning (France), and, most importantly, RRR (India).

Current predictions:
All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)
Bardo (Mexico)
EO (Poland)
Hunt (South Korea)
RRR (India)

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