List of Argentine submissions for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film

Argentina has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] since 1961. The award is handed out annually by the United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue.[3] The award was not created until the 1956 Academy Awards, in which a competitive Academy Award of Merit, known as the Best Foreign Language Film Award, was created for non-English speaking films, and has been given annually since.[4]

Luis Puenzo's film The Official Story was Argentina's first submission to win the award.

Previously, in 1948, Argentina participated with Luis César Amadori's Dios se lo pague for an Honorary Award to the best foreign-language film released in the United States, making it the first Argentine film to be presented in the Academy Awards.[5] It lost with Monsieur Vincent. These awards were not competitive, as there were no nominees but simply a winner every year that was voted on by the Board of Governors of the Academy.

As of 2020, seven Argentine films have been nominated by the Academy for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Two of these, Luis Puenzo's The Official Story and Juan José Campanella's The Secret In Their Eyes, won the award.[6][7]

Nine Argentine directors have had multiple films submitted to the Academy for review. Of these, Marcelo Piñeyro and Pablo Trapero have been selected a record three times, and only Juan José Campanella has managed multiple Oscar nominations. Since The Official Story took home the award at the 1986 Oscars, Argentina has never failed to submit a film to the competition.

Among all the countries that have received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Argentina (with two awards) is one of four Spanish-speaking countries that have done so, the others being Chile (one award), Mexico (one award), and Spain (four awards).[6]

The Argentina nominee is selected annually by the Academia de las Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de la Argentina. The selection committee holds separate votes to decide which film goes to the Oscars and, in a separate vote, which film goes to the Spanish Goya Awards.[8]

SubmissionsEdit

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1956.[4] The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films. Following this, they vote via secret ballot to determine the five nominees for the award.[3] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Argentina for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.

All films are in Spanish.

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Director Result
1961:
(34th)
Summer Skin Piel de verano Leopoldo Torre Nilsson Not Nominated
1962:
(35th)
The Sad Young Men Los jóvenes viejos Rodolfo Kuhn Not Nominated
1965:
(38th)
Pajarito Gómez Pajarito Gómez Rodolfo Kuhn Not Nominated
1974:
(47th)
The Truce La tregua Sergio Renán Nominated[9]
1975:
(48th)
Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf Nazareno Cruz y el lobo Leonardo Favio Not Nominated
1976:
(49th)
Yesterday's Guys Used No Arsenic Los muchachos de antes no usaban arsénico José A. Martínez Suárez Not Nominated
1977:
(50th)
What Does Fall Mean? ¿Qué es el otoño? David José Kohon Not Nominated
1979:
(52nd)
The Island La isla Alejandro Doria Not Nominated
1981:
(54th)
The Underground Man El hombre del subsuelo Nicolás Sarquís Not Nominated
1982:
(55th)
Last Days of the Victim Últimos días de la víctima Adolfo Aristarain Not Nominated
1984:
(57th)
Camila Camila María Luisa Bemberg Nominated[10]
1985:
(58th)
The Official Story La historia oficial Luis Puenzo Won Academy Award[11]
1986:
(59th)
Tangos, the Exile of Gardel Tangos, el exilio de Gardel Fernando Solanas Not Nominated
1987:
(60th)
Man Facing Southeast Hombre mirando al sudeste Eliseo Subiela Not Nominated
1988:
(61st)
Verónico Cruz La deuda interna Miguel Pereira Not Nominated
1989:
(62nd)
The Girlfriend La amiga Jeanine Meerapfel Not Nominated
1990:
(63rd)
I, the Worst of All Yo, la peor de todas María Luisa Bemberg Not Nominated
1991:
(64th)
The Tombs Las tumbas Javier Torre Not Nominated
1992:
(65th)
The Dark Side of the Heart El lado oscuro del corazón Eliseo Subiela Not Nominated[n. 1]
1993:
(66th)
Gatica, el mono Gatica, el Mono Leonardo Favio Not Nominated
1994:
(67th)
A Shadow You Soon Will Be Una sombra ya pronto serás Héctor Olivera Not Nominated
1995:
(68th)
Wild Horses Caballos salvajes Marcelo Piñeyro Not Nominated
1996:
(69th)
Eva Perón: The True Story Eva Perón Juan Carlos Desanzo Not Nominated
1997:
(70th)
Ashes of Paradise Cenizas del paraíso Marcelo Piñeyro Not Nominated
1998:
(71st)
Tango Tango, no me dejes nunca Carlos Saura Nominated[12]
1999:
(72nd)
Manuelita Manuelita Manuel García Ferré Not Nominated
2000:
(73rd)
Merry Christmas Felicidades Lucho Bender Not Nominated
2001:
(74th)
Son of the Bride El hijo de la novia Juan José Campanella Nominated[13]
2002:
(75th)
Kamchatka Kamchatka Marcelo Piñeyro Not Nominated
2003:
(76th)
Valentín [14] Valentín Alejandro Agresti Not Nominated
2004:
(77th)
Lost Embrace [15] El abrazo partido Daniel Burman Not Nominated
2005:
(78th)
The Aura [16] El aura Fabián Bielinsky Not Nominated
2006:
(79th)
Family Law [17] Derecho de familia Daniel Burman Not Nominated
2007:
(80th)
XXY [18] XXY Lucía Puenzo Not Nominated
2008:
(81st)
Lion's Den[19] Leonera Pablo Trapero Not Nominated
2009:
(82nd)
The Secret in Their Eyes[20] El secreto de sus ojos Juan José Campanella Won Academy Award[21]
2010:
(83rd)
Carancho[22] Carancho Pablo Trapero Not Nominated[23]
2011:
(84th)
Aballay Aballay, el hombre sin miedo Fernando Spiner Not Nominated[24]
2012:
(85th)
Clandestine Childhood[25] Infancia clandestina Benjamín Ávila Not Nominated
2013:
(86th)
The German Doctor[26] Wakolda Lucía Puenzo Not Nominated
2014:
(87th)
Wild Tales[27] Relatos salvajes Damián Szifrón Nominated[28]
2015:
(88th)
The Clan[29] El Clan Pablo Trapero Not Nominated
2016:
(89th)
The Distinguished Citizen[30] El ciudadano ilustre Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn Not Nominated
2017
(90th)
Zama[31] Zama Lucrecia Martel Not Nominated
2018
(91st)
El Angel[32] El Ángel Luis Ortega Not Nominated
2019
(92nd)
Heroic Losers[33] La odisea de los giles Sebastián Borensztein Not Nominated
2020
(93rd)
The Sleepwalkers[34] Los sonámbulos Paula Hernández Not Nominated

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In the same year the Adolfo Aristarain film A Place in the World (1992) obtained a nomination like an Uruguayan film. But after nominations were announced, information came to light that showed that the film was wholly produced in Argentina, and had insufficient Uruguayan artistic control. The film was declared ineligible and removed from the final ballot.
  1. ^ The category was previously named the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but this was changed to the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in April 2019, after the Academy deemed the word "Foreign" to be outdated.[1][2]

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