List of submissions to the 73rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

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This is a list of submissions to the 73rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film every year since the award was created in 1956. [1] The award is handed out annually by the Academy to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue. [1] [2] The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films. [2]


For the 73rd Academy Awards, which were held on March 25, 2001, the Academy invited 75 countries to submit films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. [3] Forty-six countries submitted films to the Academy, including Ecuador, which submitted a film for the first time. [4] The Academy released a list of the five nominees for the award on February 13, 2001. [5] The winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film was Taiwan's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , which was directed by Ang Lee. [6]


Submitting countryFilm title used in nominationOriginal titleLanguage(s)Director(s)Result
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Little Senegal Little Senegal Wolof, English, French, Arabic Rachid Bouchareb Not nominated
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Felicidades FelicidadesSpanish, Hebrew Lucho Bender Not nominated
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria The Stranger Die FremdeGerman Götz Spielmann Not nominated
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Everybody's Famous! Iedereen beroemd! Flemish, English, Spanish Dominique Deruddere Nominated
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Me You Them Eu tu elesPortuguese Andrucha Waddington Not nominated
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Letter to America Писмо до Америка (Pismo do Amerika) Bulgarian, English Iglika Triffonova Not nominated
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Maelström MaelströmFrench Denis Villeneuve Not nominated
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Coronation CoronaciónSpanish Silvio Caiozzi Not nominated
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Breaking the Silence Piao liang ma ma Mandarin Sun Zhou Not nominated
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Marshal Tito's Spirit Maršal Serbo-Croatian Vinko Brešan Not nominated
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Divided We Fall Musíme si pomáhat Czech, German Jan Hřebejk Nominated
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark A Place Nearby Her i nærhedenDanish Kaspar Rostrup Not nominated
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Dreams from the Middle of the World Sueños en la mitad del mundoSpanish Carlos Naranjo Estrella Not nominated
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Seven Songs from the Tundra Seitsemän laulua tundralta Nenets, Russian Anastasia Lapsui , Markku Lehmuskallio Not nominated
Flag of France.svg  France The Taste of Others Le Goût des AutresFrench Agnès Jaoui Nominated
Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg  Georgia 27 Missing Kisses 27 დაკარგული კოცნა (27 dakarguli kotsna) Georgian, Russian, French, English Nana Djordjadze Not nominated
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany No Place to Go Die UnberührbareGerman Oskar Roehler Not nominated
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Peppermint PeppermintGreek Costas Kapakas Not nominated
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong In the Mood for Love 花樣年華 (Huāyàng niánhuá) Cantonese, Shanghainese Wong Kar-wai Not nominated
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Glamour GlamourHungarian Frigyes Gödrös Not nominated
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Angels of the Universe Englar alheimsins Icelandic Friðrik Þór Friðriksson Not nominated
Flag of India.svg  India Hey Ram ஹே ராம் (Hey Ram) Tamil, Hindi Kamal Haasan Not nominated
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran A Time for Drunken Horses Dema hespên serxweş, زمانی برای مستی اسب‌ها Kurdish, Persian Bahman Ghobadi Not nominated
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Time of Favor ההסדר (Ha-hesder) Hebrew Joseph Cedar Not nominated
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy The Hundred Steps I cento passiItalian, Sicilian Marco Tullio Giordana Not nominated
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan After the Rain 雨あがる(Ame Agaru)Japanese Takashi Koizumi Not nominated
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Amores perros Amores perrosSpanish Alejandro González Iñárritu Nominated
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Ali Zaoua علي زاوا (Ali Zaoua)Arabic, French Nabyl Ayouch Not nominated
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Mask of Desire मुकुण्डो (Mukundo) Nepali Tsering Rhitar Sherpa Not nominated
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Little Crumb KruimeltjeDutch Maria Peters Not nominated
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Odd Little Man Da jeg traff Jesus... med sprettertNorwegian Stein Leikanger Not nominated
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Anak Anak Filipino, Tagalog Rory B. Quintos Not nominated
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Life as a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease Życie jako śmiertelna choroba przenoszona drogą płciowąPolish Krzysztof Zanussi Not nominated
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Too Late Tarde DemaisPortuguese José Nascimento Not nominated
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia His Wife's Diary Дневник его жены (Dnevnik ego zheny)Russian Alexey Uchitel Not nominated
Flag of Serbia (1992-2004).svg  Serbia Sky Hook Небеска удица (Nebeska udica) Serbian Ljubiša Samardžić Not nominated
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Landscape KrajinkaSlovak Martin Šulík Not nominated
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea Chunhyang 춘향뎐 (Chunhyangdyeon)Korean Im Kwon-taek Not nominated
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain You're the One Una historia de entoncesSpanish José Luis Garci Not nominated
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Songs from the Second Floor Sånger från andra våningenSwedish Roy Andersson Not nominated
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg  Switzerland Gripsholm GripsholmGerman, Swedish Xavier Koller Not nominated
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 臥虎藏龍 (Wòhǔ Cánglóng) Mandarin Ang Lee Won Academy Award
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 6ixtynin9 เรื่องตลก (Ruang Talok 69) Thai Pen-Ek Ratanaruang Not nominated
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Run for Money Kaç para kaç Turkish Reha Erdem Not nominated
Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg  Venezuela Oro Diablo Oro DiabloSpanish José Ramón Novoa Not nominated
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam The Vertical Ray of the Sun Mùa hè chiều thẳng đứng Vietnamese Tran Anh Hung Not nominated


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  2. 1 2 "Special Rules for the Best Foreign Language Film Award". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on November 18, 2005. Retrieved July 18, 2008.
  3. "Academy Invites 75 Countries to Submit Their Best Pictures for Foreign Language Film Oscar". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. August 7, 2000. Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2008.
  4. "Record 46 Countries in Race for Oscar". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. November 20, 2000. Archived from the original on April 5, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2008.
  5. "Nominations Announcement - 73rd Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on June 22, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2008.
  6. "'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Wins Best Foreign Film Oscar". People's Daily . March 26, 2001. Retrieved July 18, 2008.