Best Oscar year ever for international cinema with 20 nominations


2019 is the best year ever for international cinema with total of   nominees. Roma from Mexico received ten nominations, For Best Picture, Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Best Actress: Yalitza Aparicio, Best Supporting Actress: Marina de Tavira, Best Original Screenplay: Alfonso Cuaron, Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron, Best Foreign-Language Film, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Production Design: Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez.

Cold War, Polish film received three nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director: Pawel Pawlikowski, and Best Cinematography for Lukasz Zal. Never Look Away from Germany received two nominations, one for the Best Foreign Language Film Award and the other for Best Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.

Nadine Labaki  from Lebanon is nominated in  for Best Foreign-Language Film with her film Capharnaum.
Hirokazu Kore-eda, the Japanese filmmaker for Shoplifters in Best Foreign Language Film Award.
Talal Derki, Syrian filmmaker for Of Fathers and Sons (Best Documentary Feature).
Border, Swedish film directed by Ali Abbasi (Iranian/Swedish filmmaker) is nominated for
Mary Queen of Scots from UK for Best Makeup & Hair Styling: Goran Lundstrom and Pamela Goldammer.

We may have skipped a few other international films among nominees of 2019 OSCAR. Interesting enough in Best Cinematography category, 3 out of five nominees are films from Germany (Never Look Away), Poland (Cold War) and Mexico (Roma)



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Bijan Tehrani

Bijan Tehrani a film director, film critic and writer, works as editor in chief of Cinema Without Borders while teaching Language of Film and Film History at workshops nationwide. Bijan has won several awards in international film festivals and book fairs for his short films and children's books.

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