Oscars International Entries Are Close to New Record, But Voters Can’t See Them All Yet


91 different countries are known to have made submissions in the category, but at the moment only 30 of those films are available to voters in the Academy screening room

Even in a year in which worldwide theater closings made releasing movies difficult if not impossible, the Oscars race for Best International Feature Film is close to achieving a record number of entries.

With the deadline for submissions passing on Dec. 1, 90 countries have either announced their Oscar submissions or had those submissions reported in the press. One additional film, from Saudi Arabia, is in the Academy screening room devoted to the category.

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Steve Pond

Awards Editor • steve@thewrap.com • Twitter: @stevepond