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

Fábio Barreto's O Quatrilho was the first Brazilian film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1962.
Walter Salles' Central do Brasil was nominated in 1999, the last to receive such honor.

Brazil has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] since 1960. The award is handed out annually by the United States-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature length motion picture produced outside the U.S. that contains primarily non-English language dialogue.[3] It was not created until the 1956 Academy Awards, in which a competitive Academy Award of Merit was created for non-English speaking films, and has been given annually since.[4]

As of 2019, 49 Brazilian films have been submitted for the award. Four of these submissions resulted in nominations for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, but none of them won. Orfeu Negro, a Portuguese language film shot in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus, won the award at the 1959 ceremony, but it was submitted by the French government and thus France was credited as the only recipient of the award.

StatisticsEdit

Films directed by Carlos Diegues (also known as Cacá Diegues) have been chosen to represent Brazil at the Academy Awards six times, more than any other director. He is followed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos, which had four of his films selected. None of their films, however, managed to achieve an Oscar nomination. Three films by Bruno Barreto were submitted, although his biggest success, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, the second highest-grossing film in the history of Brazilian cinema, was not chosen. Four Days in September got nominated in 1998. Suzana Amaral's 1987 film Hour of the Star was the only Brazilian submission by a female director until The Second Mother, directed by Anna Muylaert, was submitted as the Brazilian's entry for the 88th Academy Awards.

Name Number of
submissions
Carlos Diegues 7
Nelson Pereira dos Santos 4
Bruno Barreto e Walter Salles 3
Héctor Babenco, Luis Sérgio Person, Glauber Rocha e Fábio Barreto 2

SubmissionsEdit

Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by the Brazilian government for Academy Award consideration. The Brazilian nominee is selected annually by a committee assembled by the Ministry of Culture (formerly the Ministry of Education and Culture).

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Director(s) Result
1960
(33rd)
Death Commands Brigandage A Morte Comanda o Cangaço Carlos Coimbra & Walter Guimarães Motta Not Nominated
1962
(34th)
Keeper of Promises [a] O Pagador de Promessas Anselmo Duarte Nominated[5]
1964
(37th)
Black God, White Devil Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol Glauber Rocha Not Nominated
1965
(38th)
São Paulo Incorporated São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima Luis Sérgio Person Not Nominated
1967
(40th)
The Case of the Naves Brothers O Caso dos Irmãos Naves Luis Sérgio Person Not Nominated
1968
(41st)
The Amorous Ones As Amorosas Walter Hugo Khouri Not Nominated
1969
(42nd)
Antonio das mortes O Dragão da Maldade Contra o Santo Guerreiro Glauber Rocha Not Nominated
1970
(43rd)
Mortal Sin Pecado Mortal Miguel Faria Jr. Not Nominated
1971
(44th)
Pra Quem Fica, Tchau Pra Quem Fica, Tchau Reginaldo Faria Not Nominated
1972
(45th)
How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês Nelson Pereira dos Santos Not Nominated
1973
(46th)
John, the Knife and the River A Faca e o Rio George Sluizer Not Nominated
1974
(47th)
The Scarecrow's Night A Noite do Espantalho Sérgio Ricardo Not Nominated
1975
(48th)
Ogum's Amulet O Amuleto de Ogum Nelson Pereira dos Santos Not Nominated
1976
(49th)
Xica Xica da Silva Carlos Diegues Not Nominated
1977
(50th)
Tent of Miracles Tenda dos Milagres Nelson Pereira dos Santos Not Nominated
1978
(51st)
The Lyre of Delight A Lira do Delírio Walter Lima Jr. Not Nominated
1979
(52nd)
Bye Bye Brazil Bye Bye Brasil Carlos Diegues Not Nominated
1980
(53rd)
Pixote Pixote, a Lei do Mais Fraco Héctor Babenco Disqualified[6]
1984
(57th)
Memoirs of Prison Memórias do Cárcere Nelson Pereira dos Santos Not Nominated
1986
(59th)
Hour of the Star A Hora da Estrela Suzana Amaral Not Nominated
1987
(60th)
Subway to the Stars Um Trem para as Estrelas Carlos Diegues Not Nominated
1988
(61st)
The Story of Fausta Romance da Empregada Bruno Barreto Not Nominated
1989
(62nd)
Better Days Ahead Dias Melhores Virão Carlos Diegues Not Nominated
1991
(64th)
Exposure[7] A Grande Arte Walter Salles Not Nominated
1995
(68th)
O Quatrilho O Quatrilho Fábio Barreto Nominated[8]
1996
(69th)
Tieta of Agreste Tieta do Agreste Carlos Diegues Not Nominated
1997
(70th)
Four Days in September O Que É Isso, Companheiro? Bruno Barreto Nominated[9]
1998
(71st)
Central Station [b] Central do Brasil Walter Salles Nominated[10]
1999
(72nd)
Orfeu Orfeu Carlos Diegues Not Nominated
2000
(73rd)
Me, You, Them Eu, Tu, Eles Andrucha Waddington Not Nominated
2001
(74th)
Behind the Sun Abril Despedaçado Walter Salles Not Nominated
2002
(75th)
City of God [c] Cidade de Deus Fernando Meirelles Not Nominated
2003
(76th)
Carandiru Carandiru Héctor Babenco Not Nominated
2004
(77th)
Olga Olga Jayme Monjardim Not Nominated
2005
(78th)
Two Sons of Francisco Dois Filhos de Francisco Breno Silveira Not Nominated
2006
(79th)
Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus Marcelo Gomes Not Nominated
2007
(80th)
The Year My Parents Went On Vacation O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias Cao Hamburger Made January Shortlist[11]
2008
(81st)
Last Stop 174 Última Parada 174 Bruno Barreto Not Nominated
2009
(82nd)
Time of Fear Salve Geral Sérgio Rezende Not Nominated
2010
(83rd)
Lula, the Son of Brazil[12] Lula, o Filho do Brasil Fábio Barreto Not Nominated
2011
(84th)
The Elite Squad 2[13] Tropa de Elite 2: o Inimigo Agora É Outro José Padilha Not Nominated
2012
(85th)
The Clown[14] O Palhaço Selton Mello Not Nominated
2013
(86th)
Neighbouring Sounds[15] O Som ao Redor Kleber Mendonça Filho Not Nominated
2014
(87th)
The Way He Looks[16] Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho Daniel Ribeiro Not Nominated
2015
(88th)
The Second Mother[17] Que Horas Ela Volta? Anna Muylaert Not Nominated
2016
(89th)
Little Secret[18][19] Pequeno Segredo David Schurmann Not Nominated
2017
(90th)
Bingo: The King of the Mornings[20] Bingo: O Rei das Manhãs Daniel Rezende Not Nominated
2018
(91st)
The Great Mystical Circus[21] O Grande Circo Místico Carlos Diegues Not Nominated
2019
(92nd)
The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão[22] A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão Karim Aïnouz
TBD

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

^ a: Also known as The Given Word and The Promise in the English-speaking market.

^ b: Central do Brasil was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film's lead actress, Fernanda Montenegro, holds the title as the only Brazilian nominated to an acting category.[23]

^ c: Cidade de Deus was submitted for the 75th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated for the Best Foreign Language award. The film, however, was eventually nominated for four awards—Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing—at the following year. It shares the title with Kiss of the Spider Woman as the Brazilian film with the highest number of nominations. All of Cidade de Deus' nominees were Brazilians, while Hector Babenco was the only Brazilian nominee for Kiss of the Spider Woman, an American co-production.[23]

  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]

ReferencesEdit

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  22. ^ Mango, Agustin. "Oscars: Brazil Selects 'The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao' for International Feature Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
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