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

Portugal has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] since 1980. 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]

Thirty-eight Portuguese films have been submitted to the Academy for consideration for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. However, no Portuguese film has yet been nominated for the award and Portugal currently holds the record of the most submissions without an Oscar nomination. Almost one-fourth of Portugal's submissions (8 out of 37) have been directed by the prolific Manoel de Oliveira.

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. 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 Portugal for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.

Each year, the Portuguese nominee is selected by a jury selected by the Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual (in English, the Portugal Film Commission).,[4] but 2012 was the first year the choice was made by the newly Portuguese Academy of Cinema.[5]

All films were filmed in Portuguese except for 2007's French language Belle Toujours.

In 2003 Portugal submitted A Talking Picture which was filmed in a combination of English, French, Greek, Italian and Portuguese. In 2013 the candidate Lines of Wellington was filmed in a combination of Portuguese, English and French.

Year
(Ceremony)
English title Portuguese title Director Result
1980:
(53rd)
Morning Undersea Manhã Submersa Lauro António Not nominated
1982:
(55th)
Francisca Francisca Manoel de Oliveira Not nominated
1983:
(56th)
No Trace of Sin Sem Sombra de Pecado José Fonseca e Costa Not nominated
1984:
(57th)
Dead Man's Seat O Lugar do Morto António-Pedro Vasconcelos Not nominated
1985:
(58th)
Ana Ana Margarida Cordeiro &
António Reis
Not nominated
1988:
(61st)
Hard Times Tempos Difíceis João Botelho Not nominated
1989:
(62nd)
The Cannibals Os Canibais Manoel de Oliveira Not nominated
1990:
(63rd)
The King's Trial O Processo do Rei João Mário Grilo Not nominated
1991:
(64th)
O Sangue O Sangue Pedro Costa Not nominated
1992:
(65th)
Day of Despair O Dia do Desespero Manoel de Oliveira Not nominated
1993:
(66th)
Abraham's Valley Vale Abraão Manoel de Oliveira Not nominated
1994:
(67th)
Three Palm Trees Três Palmeiras João Botelho Not nominated
1995:
(68th)
God's Comedy A Comédia de Deus João César Monteiro Not nominated
1997:
(70th)
Voyage to the Beginning of the World Viagem ao Princípio do Mundo Manoel de Oliveira Not nominated
1998:
(71st)
Anxiety Inquietude Manoel de Oliveira Not nominated
1999:
(72nd)
The Mutants Os Mutantes Teresa Villaverde Not nominated
2000:
(73rd)
Too Late Tarde Demais José Nascimento Not nominated
2001:
(74th)
Camarate Camarate Luís Filipe Rocha Not nominated
2002:
(75th)
O Delfim O Delfim Fernando Lopes (filmmaker) Not nominated
2003:
(76th)
A Talking Picture Um Filme Falado Manoel de Oliveira Not nominated
2004:
(77th)
The Miracle According to Salomé O Milagre segundo Salomé Mário Barroso Not nominated
2005:
(78th)
Noite Escura Noite Escura João Canijo Not nominated
2006:
(79th)
Alice Alice Marco Martins Not nominated
2007:
(80th)
Belle Toujours Belle Toujours Manoel de Oliveira Not nominated
2008:
(81st)
Our Beloved Month of August Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto Miguel Gomes Not nominated
2009:
(82nd)
Doomed Love Um Amor de Perdição Mário Barroso Not nominated
2010
(83rd)
To Die Like a Man[6] Morrer Como Um Homem João Pedro Rodrigues Not nominated[7]
2011
(84th)
José and Pilar[8] José e Pilar Miguel Gonçalves Mendes Not nominated
2012
(85th)
Blood of My Blood[9] Sangue do Meu Sangue João Canijo Not nominated
2013
(86th)
Lines of Wellington[10] Linhas de Wellington Valeria Sarmiento Not nominated
2014
(87th)
What Now? Remind Me[11] E Agora? Lembra-me Joaquim Pinto Not nominated
2015
(88th)
Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One[12] As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado Miguel Gomes Not nominated
2016
(89th)
Letters from War[13] Cartas da Guerra Ivo M. Ferreira Not nominated
2017
(90th)
Saint George[14] São Jorge Marco Martins Not nominated
2018
(91st)
Peregrinação[15] Peregrinação João Botelho Not nominated
2019
(92nd)
The Domain[16] A Herdade Tiago Guedes Not nominated
2020
(93rd)
Vitalina Varela[17] Vitalina Varela Pedro Costa Not nominated
2021
(94th)
The Metamorphosis of Birds[18] A Metamorfose dos Pássaros Catarina Vasconcelos Not nominated

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  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

  1. ^ "Academy announces rules for 92nd Oscars". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Academy Announces Rule Changes For 92nd Oscars". Forbes. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Rule Thirteen: Special Rules for the Foreign Language Film Award". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". dn.sapo.pt. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Academia Portuguesa de Cinema escolhe candidatura portuguesa aos Óscares". 18 May 2012.
  6. ^ "To Die Like a Man represents Portugal in Hollywood". cineuropa. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  7. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". oscars.org. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  8. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  9. ^ ""Sangue do meu Sangue" é o candidato oficial português aos Óscares 2013". splitscreen-blog.blogspot.com. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  10. ^ ""Linhas de Wellington" é o candidato oficial português aos Óscares 2014". splitscreen-blog.blogspot.com. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  11. ^ ""E Agora? Lembra-me" vai representar Portugal nos Óscares". Observador. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Portugal Selects 'Arabian Nights: Vol. 2 -The Desolate One' as Oscar Submission". IndieWire. 7 September 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  13. ^ ""Cartas da Guerra" é o candidato português aos Óscares". TVI24. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  14. ^ Nogueira, Rodrigo. "São Jorge é o candidato português aos Óscares e aos Goya" (in Portuguese). Público. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  15. ^ Pinto, Vitor (12 September 2018). "Portugal enters the Oscars race with Peregrinação". Cineuropa. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  16. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (13 September 2019). "Oscars: Portugal Selects 'The Domain' for International Feature Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  17. ^ "'Vitalina Varela' is the new Portuguese candidate for the Oscars". re Jerusalem. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  18. ^ ""The Metamorphosis of Birds" is Portugal's Oscar candidate". Prime Time Zone. 29 October 2021. Retrieved 29 October 2021.

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