The Academy's Foreign Language Film committee released the nine movies that have qualified for the Best Foreign Film award. The five nominees will come from this list:
"Wild Tales" (Argentina)
"Corn Island" (Georgia)
"Force Majeure" (Sweden)
"The Liberator" (Venezuela)
There's always a couple of snubs on here, and this year the biggest was Belgium's Two Days, One Night with Marion Cotillard, which has been one of the three films winning the majority of critic's prizes for Foreign Film. The Dardennes Brothers have been overlooked every time they've submitted in this category, so maybe it shouldn't be that surprising, but it does hurt Marion Cotillard's chances to be nominated as well. I would assume the nominees will be Ida, Force Majeure, Leviathan, Wild Tales and Timbuktu, based on what's gotten the most amount of praise and critical buzz this year for the category.