List of Argentine submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Argentina has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1961. 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. The award was not created until the 1956 Academy Awards, in which a competitive Academy Award of Merit, known as the Best Foreign Language Film Award, was created for non-English speaking films, and has been given annually since.
Previously, in 1948, Argentina participated with Luis César Amadori's Dios se lo pague for an Honorary Award to the best foreign language film released in the United States, making it the first Argentine film to be presented in the Academy Awards. It lost with The Bicycle Thief. These awards were not competitive, as there were no nominees but simply a winner every year that was voted on by the Board of Governors of the Academy.
As of 2016, seven Argentine films have been nominated by the Academy for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Two of these, Luis Puenzo's The Official Story and Juan José Campanella's The Secret In Their Eyes, won the award. Argentina is the only Latin American country ever to win an Oscar.
Nine Argentine directors have had multiple films submitted to the Academy for review. Of these, Marcelo Piñeyro and Pablo Trapero have been selected a record three times, and only Juan José Campanella has managed multiple Oscar nominations. Since The Official Story took home the award at the 1986 Oscars, Argentina has never failed to submit a film to the competition.
Since 2001, a majority of the selected films (seven out of fifteen) have starred Ricardo Darín in a leading role.
Among all the countries that have received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Argentina (with two awards) is one of two Spanish-speaking countries that have done so, the other being Spain (four awards).
The Argentina nominee is selected annually by the Academia de las Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de la Argentina. The selection committee holds separate votes to decide which film goes to the Oscars and, in a separate vote, which film goes to the Spanish Goya Awards.
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. Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Argentina for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.
All films are in Spanish.
|Film title used in nomination||Original title||Director||Result|
|Summer Skin||Piel de verano||Torre Nilsson, LeopoldoLeopoldo Torre Nilsson||Not Nominated|
|The Sad Young Men||Los jóvenes viejos||Kuhn, RodolfoRodolfo Kuhn||Not Nominated|
|Pajarito Gómez||Pajarito Gómez||Kuhn, RodolfoRodolfo Kuhn||Not Nominated|
|The Truce||La tregua||Renán, SergioSergio Renán||Nominated|
|Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf||Nazareno Cruz y el lobo||Favio, LeonardoLeonardo Favio||Not Nominated|
|Yesterday's Guys Used No Arsenic||Los muchachos de antes no usaban arsénico||Suárez, José A. MartínezJosé A. Martínez Suárez||Not Nominated|
|What Does Fall Mean?||¿Qué es el otoño?||Kohon, David JoséDavid José Kohon||Not Nominated|
|The Island||La isla||Doria, AlejandroAlejandro Doria||Not Nominated|
|The Underground Man||El hombre del subsuelo||Sarquís, NicolásNicolás Sarquís||Not Nominated|
|Last Days of the Victim||Últimos días de la víctima||Aristarain, AdolfoAdolfo Aristarain||Not Nominated|
|Camila||Camila||Bemberg, María LuisaMaría Luisa Bemberg||Nominated|
|The Official Story||La historia oficial||Puenzo, LuisLuis Puenzo||Won Academy Award|
|Tangos, the Exile of Gardel||Tangos, el exilio de Gardel||Solanas, FernandoFernando Solanas||Not Nominated|
|Man Facing Southeast||Hombre mirando al sudeste||Subiela, EliseoEliseo Subiela||Not Nominated|
|Verónico Cruz||La deuda interna||Pereira, MiguelMiguel Pereira||Not Nominated|
|The Girlfriend||La amiga||Meerapfel, JeanineJeanine Meerapfel||Not Nominated|
|I, the Worst of All||Yo, la peor de todas||Bemberg, María LuisaMaría Luisa Bemberg||Not Nominated|
|The Tombs||Las tumbas||Torre, JavierJavier Torre||Not Nominated|
|The Dark Side of the Heart||El lado oscuro del corazón||Subiela, EliseoEliseo Subiela||Not Nominated[n. 1]
|Gatica, el mono||Gatica, el Mono||Favio, LeonardoLeonardo Favio||Not Nominated|
|A Shadow You Soon Will Be||Una sombra ya pronto serás||Olivera, HéctorHéctor Olivera||Not Nominated|
|Wild Horses||Caballos salvajes||Piñeyro, MarceloMarcelo Piñeyro||Not Nominated|
|Eva Perón: The True Story||Eva Perón||Desanzo, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Desanzo||Not Nominated|
|Ashes of Paradise||Cenizas del paraíso||Piñeyro, MarceloMarcelo Piñeyro||Not Nominated|
|Tango||Tango, no me dejes nunca||Saura, CarlosCarlos Saura||Nominated|
|Manuelita||Manuelita||Ferré, Manuel GarcíaManuel García Ferré||Not Nominated|
|Merry Christmas||Felicidades||Bender, LuchoLucho Bender||Not Nominated|
|Son of the Bride||El hijo de la novia||Campanella, Juan JoséJuan José Campanella||Nominated|
|Kamchatka||Kamchatka||Piñeyro, MarceloMarcelo Piñeyro||Not Nominated|
|Valentín ||Valentín||Agresti, AlejandroAlejandro Agresti||Not Nominated|
|Lost Embrace ||El abrazo partido||Burman, DanielDaniel Burman||Not Nominated|
|The Aura ||El aura||Bielinsky, FabiánFabián Bielinsky||Not Nominated|
|Family Law ||Derecho de familia||Burman, DanielDaniel Burman||Not Nominated|
|XXY ||XXY||Puenzo, LucíaLucía Puenzo||Not Nominated|
|Lion's Den||Leonera||Trapero, PabloPablo Trapero||Not Nominated|
|The Secret in Their Eyes||El secreto de sus ojos||Campanella, Juan JoséJuan José Campanella||Won Academy Award|
|Carancho||Carancho||Trapero, PabloPablo Trapero||Not Nominated|
|Aballay||Aballay, el hombre sin miedo||Spiner, FernandoFernando Spiner||Not Nominated|
|Clandestine Childhood||Infancia clandestina||Ávila, BenjamínBenjamín Ávila||Not Nominated|
|The German Doctor||Wakolda||Puenzo, LucíaLucía Puenzo||Not Nominated|
|Wild Tales||Relatos salvajes||Szifrón, DamiánDamián Szifrón||Nominated|
|The Clan||El Clan||Trapero, PabloPablo Trapero||Not Nominated|
|The Distinguished Citizen||El ciudadano ilustre||Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn||Not Nominated|
- List of Argentine Academy Award winners and nominees
- List of Academy Award winners and nominees for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Academy Award-winning foreign language films
- Cinema of Argentina
- In the same year the Adolfo Aristarain film A Place in the World (1992) obtained a nomination like an Uruguayan film. But after nominations were announced, information came to light that showed that the film was wholly produced in Argentina, and had insufficient Uruguayan artistic control. The film was declared ineligible and removed from the final ballot.
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- Runner-up: La viuda de los jueves, directed by Marcelo Piñeyro. Source: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=1178863
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