List of Dutch submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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The Netherlands has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1959. 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.[1] The award was created for the 1956 Academy Awards, succeeding the non-competitive Honorary Academy Awards which were presented between 1947 and 1955 to the best foreign language films released in the United States.[2]

As of 2008, seven Dutch films have been nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, three of which have won the award: The Assault in 1987, Antonia's Line in 1996 and Character in 1998.[3] Two Dutch submissions were disqualified: The Vanishing in 1989 because more than half of the film was spoken in French and Bluebird in 2006 because it had aired on television.[4]

The late Fons Rademakers represented the Netherlands in the competition five times, achieving two Oscar nominations, including one win.

Submissions[edit]

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.[5] 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.[1] Before the award was created, the Board of Governors of the Academy voted on a film every year that was considered the best foreign language film released in the United States, and there were no submissions.[2] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by the Netherlands for review by the Academy for the award since its first entry in 1959.

Year Film title used in nomination Original title Main Language(s) Director Result
1959:
(32nd)
The Village on the River Dorp aan de rivier Dutch Rademakers, FonsFons Rademakers Nominated
1963:
(36th)
Like Two Drops of Water Als twee druppels water Dutch Rademakers, FonsFons Rademakers Not Nominated
1964:
(37th)
The Human Dutch Alleman Dutch Haanstra, BertBert Haanstra Not Nominated
1969
(42nd)
Monsieur Hawarden Monsieur Hawarden Dutch Kümel, HarryHarry Kümel Not Nominated
1971
(44th)
Mira Mira Dutch Rademakers, FonsFons Rademakers Not Nominated
1973:
(46th)
Turkish Delight Turks Fruit Dutch Verhoeven, PaulPaul Verhoeven Nominated
1974
(47th)
Help! The Doctor Is Drowning Help, de dokter verzuipt! Dutch van der Heyde, NikolaiNikolai van der Heyde Not Nominated
1975
(48th)
Dr. Pulder Sows Poppies Dokter Pulder zaait papavers Dutch Haanstra, BertBert Haanstra Not Nominated
1976
(49th)
Max Havelaar Max Havelaar Dutch, Indonesian Rademakers, FonsFons Rademakers Not Nominated
1977
(50th)
Soldier of Orange Soldaat van Oranje Dutch, German, English Verhoeven, PaulPaul Verhoeven Not Nominated
1978
(51st)
Pastorale 1943 Pastorale 1943 Dutch, German Verstappen, WimWim Verstappen Not Nominated
1979
(52nd)
A Woman Like Eve Een Vrouw als Eva Dutch van Brakel, NouchkaNouchka van Brakel Not Nominated
1980
(53rd)
In for Treatment Opname Dutch Kok, MarjaMarja Kok & Erik van Zuylen Not Nominated
1981
(54th)
Come-Back! Come-Back Dutch Severijn, JonneJonne Severijn Not Nominated
1982
(55th)
The Cool Lakes of Death Van de koele meren des doods Dutch van Brakel, NouchkaNouchka van Brakel Not Nominated
1983
(56th)
The Fourth Man De vierde man Dutch Verhoeven, PaulPaul Verhoeven Not Nominated
1984
(57th)
Army Brats Schatjes! Dutch van Hemert, RuudRuud van Hemert Not Nominated
1985
(58th)
The Dream De Dream West Frisian Verhoeff, PieterPieter Verhoeff Not Nominated
1986
(59th)
The Assault De Aanslag Dutch, German, English Rademakers, FonsFons Rademakers Won Academy Award
1987
(60th)
Count Your Blessings Van geluk gesproken Dutch Verhoeff, PieterPieter Verhoeff Not Nominated
1988
(61st)
The Vanishing Spoorloos Dutch, French Sluizer, GeorgeGeorge Sluizer Disqualified[A]
1989
(62nd)
Polonaise Leedvermaak Dutch Weisz, FransFrans Weisz Not Nominated
1990
(63rd)
Evenings De Avonden Dutch van den Berg, RudolfRudolf van den Berg Not Nominated
1991
(64th)
Eline Vere Eline Vere Dutch, French, English Kümel, HarryHarry Kümel Not Nominated
1992
(65th)
The Northerners De Noorderlingen Dutch van Warmerdam, AlexAlex van Warmerdam Not Nominated
1993
(66th)
Little Blond Death De Kleine Blonde Dood Dutch van de Velde, JeanJean van de Velde Not Nominated
1994
(67th)
06 06 Dutch van Gogh, TheoTheo van Gogh Not Nominated
1995
(68th)
Antonia's Line Antonia Dutch Gorris, MarleenMarleen Gorris Won Academy Award
1996
(69th)
Long Live the Queen Lang leve de koningin Dutch Lammers, EsméEsmé Lammers Not Nominated
1997
(70th)
Character Karakter Dutch van Diem, MikeMike van Diem Won Academy Award
1998
(71st)
The Polish Bride De Poolse bruid Dutch, Polish Traidia, KarimKarim Traidia Not Nominated
1999
(72nd)
Scratches in the Table Madelief: Krassen in het tafelblad Dutch Houtman, InekeIneke Houtman Not Nominated
2000
(73rd)
Little Crumb Kruimeltje Dutch Peters, MariaMaria Peters Not Nominated
2001
(74th)
The Moving True Story of a Woman Ahead of Her Time Nynke Dutch, West Frisian Verhoeff, PieterPieter Verhoeff Not Nominated
2002:
(75th)
Zus & Zo Zus & Zo Dutch van der Oest, PaulaPaula van der Oest Nominated
2003:
(76th)
Twin Sisters De Tweeling Dutch, German Sombogaart, BenBen Sombogaart Nominated
2004
(77th)
Simon Simon Dutch Terstall, EddyEddy Terstall Not Nominated
2005:
(78th)
Bluebird BlueBird Dutch de Jong, MijkeMijke de Jong Disqualified[B]
2006
(79th)
Black Book Zwartboek Dutch, German, English Verhoeven, PaulPaul Verhoeven Made January Shortlist
2007
(80th)
Duska Duska Dutch, Russian Stelling, JosJos Stelling Not Nominated
2008
(81st)
Dunya & Desie Dunya & Desie Dutch, Arabic Nechushtan, DanaDana Nechushtan Not Nominated
2009
(82nd)
Winter in Wartime [C] Oorlogswinter Dutch, German, English Koolhoven, MartinMartin Koolhoven Made January Shortlist
2010
(83rd)
Tirza[6] Tirza Dutch van den Berg, RudolfRudolf van den Berg Not Nominated[7]
2011
(84th)
Sonny Boy[8] Sonny Boy Dutch Peters, MariaMaria Peters Not Nominated
2012
(85th)
Kauwboy[9] Kauwboy Dutch Koole, BoudewijnBoudewijn Koole Not Nominated
2013
(86th)
Borgman[10] Borgman Dutch van Warmerdam, AlexAlex van Warmerdam Not Nominated
2014
(87th)
Accused[11] Lucia de B. Dutch van der Oest, PaulaPaula van der Oest Made January Shortlist[12]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

A^ : The Vanishing was disqualified because the Academy determined that there was too much French dialogue in the film to meet the requirements. Although the film was produced in the Netherlands by French-Dutch filmmaker and a mostly Dutch cast, AMPAS deemed that the film was unsuitable to represent the Netherlands. The Dutch declined to send another film, leaving them unrepresented for the first time since 1972.[4]
B^ : Bluebird was rejected by the Academy because the film previously aired on Dutch television. The Academy was not persuaded by the fact that the film had been newly edited for cinema since the broadcasting, stating "there was not enough difference between the two versions." Because of the late notification the Netherlands was unable to submit a new entry.[4]
C^ : The Dutch selection committee originally announced The Silent Army, by Jean van de Velde as their official Oscar submission. Several people within the Dutch film industry protested that the film was not eligible since it contained too much English dialogue and because it had screened in Dutch theatres in an alternate version, in violation of AMPAS rules. The committee withdrew the submission and agreed to reconvene. They then chose The Silent Army a second time. After conferring with AMPAS and being told that the film was, in fact, going to be disqualified, they met a third time and selected Winter in Wartime.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  2. ^ a b "History of the Academy Awards - Page 1". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Foreign Language Film Facts". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  4. ^ a b c d Zagt, Ab (2005-12-14). "Oscar shoots down Dutch 'Bluebird'". redOrbit. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  5. ^ "History of the Academy Awards - Page 2". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  6. ^ "Tirza named Dutch foreign language Oscar submission". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  7. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  8. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  9. ^ "Koole’s Kauwboy selected as The Netherlands’ Foreign Language Oscar entry submission". Screen International. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  10. ^ "Netherlands enters Borgman into Oscar race". Screendaily. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  11. ^ "Accused’ Tapped Dutch Candidate for Oscar’s Foreign-Language Noms". Variety. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar Race". AMPAS. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 

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