Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

A Chronology of the Oscars for best foreign language film ( Best Foreign Language Film of the Year ).

From 1948 to 1956 this Oscar was awarded as a special prize or honor Oscar, until 1957, the award winner was chosen by the members of the Academy from a selection of five nominated films, analogous to the other categories. The Oscar for best foreign language film draws since its inception no specific person, but rather goes to the film to be honored. The director personally wins an Oscar, takes this as a representative during the award ceremony in reception.

The choice of the German Academy film is organized by the German Films Service Marketing GmbH (formerly Export-Union of German Cinema ), the various professional associations (directors, producers, film critics etc. ) and institutions ( eg the German Film Academy ) calls to to appoint representatives for a nine - member jury, which ultimately determines the Oscar post. In Austria, a jury is appointed by the Association of the film and music industry for selecting an Oscar candidate, in Switzerland takes over a group of experts commissioned by the Federal Office of Culture this task.

After the non-consideration of the highly acclaimed Romanian drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ( AMPAS ) on 19 June 2008, an amendment of their selection policies known. Thus, only six of the nine foreign productions are still selected from an existing from AMPAS members volunteer committee, the need to see only a minimum of the entries submitted. The remaining three candidates will be selected by a twenty -member committee for foreign-language films, the Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee.

The films are listed according to the year of award. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has ie ​​in 2001 received the Oscar, but was released in 2000.

Special prize or honor Oscar (1948-1956)

Oscar for best foreign language film ( from 1957)