Nine films – seven out of them produced in Europe - will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards. The shortlist will be winnowed down to the five nominees by specially invited committees in New York and Los Angeles. The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10. Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013.
The contenders include:
The Untouchables - Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano - France
The Deep - Baltasar Kormákur - Iceland
Kon-Tiki - Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg - Norway
War Witch - Kim Nguyen - Canada
No - Pablo Larraín - Chile