Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Turkish Film for Academy Award Nomination

The Academy Award [1] for Best Foreign Language Film will be nominated for out of this list of seven films.

Selim Demirdelen 'Kavşak', Orhan Oğuz 'Hayde Bre', Derviş Zaim 'Gölgeler ve Suretler', Handan İpekçi 'Çınar Ağacı', Nuri Bilge Ceylan  'Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da', Seyfi Teoman  'Bizim Büyük Çaresizliğimiz' and  Seren Yüce 'Çoğunluk'.

[1] The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is one of the Academy Awards of Merit, popularly known as the Oscars, handed out annually by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is given to afeature-length motion picture produced outside the United States of America with a predominantly non-English dialogue track.

Unlike other Academy Awards, the Best Foreign Language Film Award is not presented to a specific individual. It is accepted by the winning film's director, but is considered an award for the submitting country as a whole. Over the years, the Best Foreign Language Film Award and its predecessors have been given almost exclusively to European films: out of the 63 Awards handed out by the Academy since 1947 to foreign language films, fifty one have gone to European films, five to Asian films, three to African films and three to films from the Americas.

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