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

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Ingmar Bergman with his long time cinematographer Sven Nykvist during the production of Through a Glass Darkly, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 34th Academy Awards.

Swedish submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film are handed out annually by representatives from the Guldbagge Awards jury.[1]

Sweden has submitted films for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category since the inaugural award in 1956. The Swedes have sent more films that any other country, except from France, Italy, Japan and Spain, and have only failed to submit a film one time in the past thirty years.

14 films from Sweden have been nominated for the Academy Award: The Virgin Spring (1960), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Raven's End (1964), Dear John (1965), Ådalen '31 (1969), The Emigrants (1971), The New Land (1972), Flight of the Eagle (1982), Fanny and Alexander (1983), The Ox (1991), All Things Fair (1995), Under the Sun (1999), Evil (2003) and As It Is in Heaven (2004). Three Swedish films have won the Oscar: The Virgin Spring (1960), Through a Glass Darkly (1961) and Fanny and Alexander (1983). All the winners have been directed by Ingmar Bergman, who represented Sweden a record eight times. Other prominent directors include Bo Widerberg and Jan Troell, both who have had three of their films nominated. The 1988 winner Pelle the Conqueror was a Swedish-Danish co-production, but was submitted by Denmark. In 2002 there was a bit of controversy as Sweden's submission Lilja 4-ever had most of its dialogue in Russian and not Swedish.[2] Eventually it was accepted as eligible, but did not receive a nomination.

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.[3] 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.[4] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Sweden for review by the Academy for the award by year.

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Director Result
1956
(29th)
The Staffan Stolle Story Ratataa Ekman, HasseHasse Ekman Not Nominated
1957
(30th)
The Seventh Seal Det sjunde inseglet Bergman, IngmarIngmar Bergman Not Nominated
1958
(31st)
The Magician Ansiktet Bergman, IngmarIngmar Bergman Not Nominated
1960
(33rd)
The Virgin Spring Jungfrukällan Bergman, IngmarIngmar Bergman Won Academy Award
1961
(34th)
Through a Glass Darkly Såsom i en spegel Bergman, IngmarIngmar Bergman Won Academy Award
1962
(35th)
The Mistress Älskarinnan Sjöman, VilgotVilgot Sjöman Not Nominated
1963
(36th)
The Silence Tystnaden Bergman, IngmarIngmar Bergman Not Nominated
1964
(37th)
Raven's End Kvarteret Korpen Widerberg, BoBo Widerberg Nominated
1965
(38th)
Dear John Käre John Lindgren, Lars-MagnusLars-Magnus Lindgren Nominated
1966
(39th)
Persona Persona Bergman, IngmarIngmar Bergman Not Nominated
1967
(40th)
Here's Your Life Här har du ditt liv Troell, JanJan Troell Not Nominated
1968
(41st)
Shame Skammen Bergman, IngmarIngmar Bergman Not Nominated
1969
(42nd)
Ådalen 31 Ådalen 31 Widerberg, BoBo Widerberg Nominated
1970
(43rd)
A Swedish Love Story En kärlekshistoria Andersson, RoyRoy Andersson Not Nominated
1971
(44th)
The Emigrants Utvandrarna Troell, JanJan Troell Nominated
1972
(45th)
The New Land Nybyggarna Troell, JanJan Troell Nominated
1976
(49th)
City of My Dreams Mina drömmars stad Skogsberg, IngvarIngvar Skogsberg Not Nominated
1977
(50th)
The Man on the Roof Mannen på taket Widerberg, BoBo Widerberg Not Nominated
1979
(52nd)
A Respectable Life Ett anständigt liv Jarl, StefanStefan Jarl Not Nominated
1980
(53rd)
Herr Puntila and His Servant Matti Herr Puntila och hans dräng Matti LangbackaRalf Långbacka Not Nominated
1981
(54th)
Children's Island Barnens ö Pollak, KayKay Pollak Not Nominated
1982
(55th)
Flight of the Eagle Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd Troell, JanJan Troell Nominated
1983
(56th)
Fanny and Alexander Fanny och Alexander Bergman, IngmarIngmar Bergman Won Academy Award
1984
(57th)
Åke and His World Åke och hans värld Edwall, AllanAllan Edwall Not Nominated
1985
(58th)
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter Ronja Rövardotter Danielsson, TageTage Danielsson Not Nominated
1986
(59th)
The Sacrifice Offret Tarkovsky, AndreiAndrei Tarkovsky Not Nominated
1987
(60th)
Hip Hip Hurrah! Hip Hip Hurra! Grede, KjellKjell Grede Not Nominated
1989
(62nd)
Women on the Roof Kvinnorna på taket Nykvist, Carl-GustavCarl-Gustav Nykvist Not Nominated
1990
(63rd)
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg God afton, Herr Wallenberg Grede, KjellKjell Grede Not Nominated
1991
(64th)
The Ox Oxen Nykvist, SvenSven Nykvist Nominated
1992
(65h)
House of Angels Änglagård Nutley, ColinColin Nutley Not Nominated
1993
(66th)
The Slingshot Kådisbellan Sandgren, ÅkeÅke Sandgren Not Nominated
1994
(67th)
The Last Dance Sista dansen Nutley, ColinColin Nutley Not Nominated
1995
(68th)
All Things Fair Lust och fägring stor Widerberg, BoBo Widerberg Nominated
1996
(69th)
Jerusalem Jerusalem August, BilleBille August Not Nominated
1997
(70th)
Tic Tac Tic Tac Alfredson, DanielDaniel Alfredson Not Nominated
1998
(71st)
Show Me Love Fucking Åmål Moodysson, LukasLukas Moodysson Not Nominated
1999
(72nd)
Under the Sun Under solen Nutley, ColinColin Nutley Nominated
2000
(73rd)
Songs from the Second Floor Sånger från andra våningen Andersson, RoyRoy Andersson Not Nominated
2001
(74th)
Jalla! Jalla! Jalla! Jalla! Fares, JosefJosef Fares Not Nominated
2002
(75th)
Lilya 4-ever Lilja 4-ever Moodysson, LukasLukas Moodysson Not Nominated
2003
(76th)
Evil Ondskan HafstromMikael Håfström Nominated
2004
(77th)
As It Is in Heaven Så som i himmelen Pollak, KayKay Pollak Nominated
2005
(78th)
Zozo Zozo Fares, JosefJosef Fares Not Nominated
2006
(79th)
Falkenberg Farewell Farväl Falkenberg Ganslandt, JesperJesper Ganslandt Not Nominated
2007
(80th)
You, the Living Du levande Andersson, RoyRoy Andersson Not Nominated
2008
(81st)
Everlasting Moments Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick Troell, JanJan Troell Made January Shortlist
2009
(82nd)
Involuntary De ofrivilliga OstlundRuben Östlund Not Nominated
2010
(83rd)
Simple Simon[5] I rymden finns inga känslor OhmanAndreas Öhman Made January Shortlist[6]
2011
(84th)
Beyond[7] Svinalängorna August, PernillaPernilla August Not Nominated
2012
(85th)
The Hypnotist[8] Hypnotisören Hallström, LasseLasse Hallström Not Nominated
2013
(86th)
Eat Sleep Die[9] Äta sova dö Pichler, GabrielaGabriela Pichler Not Nominated
2014
(87th)
Force Majeure[10] Turist Östlund, RubenRuben Östlund
TBD

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swedish Film and the Oscars". Swedish Film Institute (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Swedes Irate Over Oscar Rule on Foreign Films". IMDb. Retrieved 2002-09-19. 
  3. ^ "History of the Academy Awards - Page 2". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Simple Simon to represent Sweden in Oscar race". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  6. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  7. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  8. ^ "Lasse Hallstrom's 'The Hypnotist' is Sweden's Oscar Candidate". Hollywood Reporter. 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  9. ^ "Oscars: Sweden Nominates ‘Eat Sleep Die’ in Foreign Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  10. ^ "Force Majeure – Sweden's 2014 entry for the Oscars". Swedish Film Institute Press Release. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 

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