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

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Hungary has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film every year since 1965. Only France has a longer unbroken streak entering the Foreign Oscar competition.

The Best Foreign Language Film 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] Hungary's submission is selected annually by a Selection Committee of esteemed film professionals.[2]

Hungarian films have been nominated for Oscar awards eight times, and István Szabó's Mephisto won an Oscar. Hungarian films were nominated six times in eleven years, between 1978 and 1988; but no Hungarian film has been nominated for an Oscar since the fall of Communism in 1989.

István Szabó has had his films selected to represent Hungary seven times between 1967 and 1992, more than any other Hungarian director. Four of his films were nominated for an Oscar, including one win. Zoltán Fábri's films were selected four times between 1965 and 1978, and nominated twice.

Submissions[edit]

Every year, each country is invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to submit its best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. 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] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Hungary for review by the Academy for the award.

Almost all films were primarily in Magyar (also known as Hungarian), although three of Istvan Szabo's films- Colonel Redl, Hanussen and Mephisto- all of which starred Austrian actor Klaus Maria Brandauer, were largely in German.

Year
(Ceremony)
English title Hungarian title Director Result
1965
(38th)
Twenty Hours Húsz óra Zoltán Fábri Not Nominated
1966
(39th)
The Round-Up Szegénylegények Miklós Jancsó Not Nominated
1967
(40th)
Father Apa István Szabó Not Nominated
1968
(41st)
The Boys of Paul Street A Pál utcai fiúk Zoltán Fábri Nominated
1969
(42nd)
The Upthrown Stone Feldobott kő Sándor Sára Not Nominated
1970
(43rd)
Lovefilm Szerelmesfilm István Szabó Not Nominated
1971
(44th)
Love Szerelem Károly Makk Not Nominated
1972
(45th)
Present Indicative Jelenidő Péter Bacsó Not Nominated
1973
(46th)
Photography Fotográfia Pál Zolnay Not Nominated
1974
(47th)
Cats' Play Macskajáték Károly Makk Nominated
1975
(48th)
Adoption Örökbefogadás Márta Mészáros Not Nominated
1976
(49th)
The Fifth Seal Az ötödik pecsét Zoltán Fábri Not Nominated
1977
(50th)
A Strange Role Herkulesfürdöi emlék Pál Sándor Not Nominated
1978
(51st)
Hungarians Magyarok Zoltán Fábri Nominated
1979
(52nd)
Angi Vera Angi Vera Pál Gábor Not Nominated
1980
(53rd)
Confidence Bizalom István Szabó Nominated
1981
(54th)
Mephisto Mephisto István Szabó Won Academy Award
1982
(55th)
Time Stands Still Megáll az idő Péter Gothár Not Nominated
1983
(56th)
Job's Revolt Jób lázadása Imre Gyöngyössy and
Barna Kabay
Nominated
1984
(57th)
Yerma Yerma Imre Gyöngyössy and
Barna Kabay
Not Nominated
1985
(58th)
Colonel Redl Redl ezredes István Szabó Nominated
1986
(58th)
Cat City Macskafogó Béla Ternovszky Not Nominated
1987
(59th)
Diary for My Loves Napló szerelmeimnek Márta Mészáros Not Nominated
1988
(61st)
Hanussen Hanussen István Szabó Nominated
1989
(62nd)
My 20th Century Az én XX. századom Ildikó Enyedi Not Nominated
1990
(63rd)
Little But Tough Kicsi, de nagyon erős Fernec Grunwalsky Not Nominated
1991
(64th)
Brats Félálom János Rózsa Not Nominated
1992
(65th)
Sweet Emma, Dear Bobe Édes Emma, drága Böbe - vázlatok, aktok István Szabó Not Nominated
1993
(66th)
We Never Die Sose halunk meg Róbert Koltai Not Nominated
1994
(67th)
Woyzeck Woyzeck János Szász Not Nominated
1995
(68th)
The Outpost A részleg Péter Gothár Not Nominated
1996
(69th)
Vaska Easoff Haggyállógva Vászka Péter Gothár Not Nominated
1997
(70th)
The Witman Boys Witman fiúk János Szász Not Nominated
1998
(71st)
Gypsy Lore Romani kris - Cigánytörvény Bence Gyöngyössy Not Nominated
1999
(72nd)
The Lord's Lantern in Budapest Nekem lámpást adott kezembe az Úr, Pesten Miklós Jancsó Not Nominated
2000
(73rd)
Glamour Glamour Frigyes Gödrös Not Nominated
2001
(74th)
Abandoned Torzók Árpád Sopsits Not Nominated
2002
(75th)
Hukkle Hukkle György Pálfi Not Nominated
2003
(76th)
Forest Rengeteg Benedek Fliegauf Not Nominated
2004
(77th)
Kontroll Kontroll Nimród Antal Not Nominated
2005:
(78th)
Fateless Sorstalanság Lajos Koltai Not Nominated
2006
(79th)
White Palms Fehér tenyér Szabolcs Hajdu Not Nominated
2007
(80th)
Taxidermia Taxidermia György Pálfi Not Nominated
2008
(81st)
Iska's Journey Iszka utazása Csaba Bollók Not Nominated
2009
(82nd)
Chameleon Kaméleon Krisztina Goda Not Nominated
2010
(83rd)
Bibliothèque Pascal[3] Bibliothèque Pascal Szabolcs Hajdu Not Nominated[4]
2011
(84th)
The Turin Horse[5] A torinói ló Béla Tarr Not Nominated
2012
(85th)
Just the Wind[6] Csak a szél Benedek Fliegauf Not Nominated
2013
(86th)
The Notebook[7] A nagy füzet János Szász Made January Shortlist[8]
2014
(87th)
White God[9] Fehér isten Kornél Mundruczó Not Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  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. ^ http://cineuropa.org/newsdetail.aspx?documentID=109135
  3. ^ "Hungary submits Bibliotheque Pascal for Oscar consideration". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  4. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  5. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  6. ^ "Hungary selects 'Just the Wind' for Oscars". Variety. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  7. ^ "86th Academy Awards Foreign Language Film Submissions". Movie On. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  8. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar Race". Oscars. Retrieved 2013-12-20. 
  9. ^ "Hungary submits White God to Oscars". Screen Daily. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 

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