National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film
National Board of Review: Best Foreign Language Film
Winner of the National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film ( Best Foreign Language Film ), whose name was until 1961 best foreign film ( Best Foreign film).
The works of French film directors were most frequently associated with the Prize (23 wins), followed by their colleagues from Italy, Sweden and Spain ( 6 wins ). The most successful in this category was the Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman, whose works brought it 1959-1983 to five awards, followed by the Spaniard Pedro Almodóvar (4 wins ) and the Italian Federico Fellini (3 wins ). Directors from the German cinema in 1937 were successful, as the eternal mask of Werner Hochbaum was awarded. He was followed in 1950 Curt Oertel (The Titan: Story of Michelangelo ), 1961 Bernhard Wicki ( The Bridge ) and 1980 of the later Academy Award winner Volker Schlöndorff ( The Tin Drum ), while the Austrian Michael Haneke 2012 was excellent for the French-language production love.
14 times succeeded the National Board of Review to present the pre- Oscar winner, last done in 2012, with the award to the Franco - German - Austrian film production Love by Michael Haneke. Three times could with The Titan: Story of Michelangelo prevail (1950), The Silent World (1956) and World Without Sun ( 1964) later Oscar-winning documentaries.
* = Film productions that won later won the Oscar for Best Documentary of the year. ** = Film productions that won later won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the year.
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