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

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Czechoslovakia submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film between 1964 and 1991 before splitting into the independent Czech and Slovakia republics in 1993. 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]

Czechoslovak films received six Oscar nominations for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, two of which won the Oscar, namely the Slovak language The Shop on Main Street and the Czech language Closely Watched Trains, both of which are black comedies set during World War II. Director Miloš Forman had two of his films selected to represent Czechoslovakia in the 1960s, and both were nominated. Forman eventually won two Oscars for Best Director after emigrating to the United States.

After the breakup of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic both began submitting films to the competition regularly. Since then, the Czech Republic has gotten three more 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. 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 Czechoslovakia for review by the Academy for the award by the year of the submission and the respective Academy Award ceremony.

Almost all submissions were primarily in Czech, although their 1965, 1982 and 1984 submissions were mostly in Slovak.

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Director Result
1964
(37th)
Lemonade Joe Limonádový Joe Lipský, OldřichOldřich Lipský Not Nominated
1965
(38th)
The Shop on Main Street Obchod na korze Kadár, JánJán Kadár & Elmar Klos Won Academy Award
1966
(39th)
Loves of a Blonde Lásky jedné plavovlásky Forman, MilošMiloš Forman Nominated
1967
(40th)
Closely Watched Trains Ostře sledované vlaky Menzel, JiříJiří Menzel Won Academy Award
1968
(41st)
The Firemen's Ball Hoří, má panenko Forman, MilošMiloš Forman Nominated
1969
(42nd)
The Cremator Spalovač mrtvol Herz, JurajJuraj Herz Not Nominated
1973
(46th)
Days of Betrayal Dny zrady I Vávra, OtakarOtakar Vávra Not Nominated
1974
(47th)
Lovers in the Year One Milenci v roce jedna Balík, JaroslavJaroslav Balík Not Nominated
1975
(48th)
Circus in the Circus Cirkus v cirkuse Lipský, OldřichOldřich Lipský Not Nominated
1976
(49th)
One Silver Piece Jeden stříbrný Balík, JaroslavJaroslav Balík Not Nominated
1978
(51st)
Nick Carter in Prague Adéla ještě nevečeřela Lipský, OldřichOldřich Lipský Not Nominated
1979
(52nd)
Those Wonderful Men with a Crank Báječní muži s klikou Menzel, JiříJiří Menzel Not Nominated
1980
(53rd)
Love Between the Raindrops Lásky mezi kapkami deště Kachyňa, KarelKarel Kachyňa Not Nominated
1981
(54th)
The Divine Emma Božská Ema Krejčík, JiříJiří Krejčík Not Nominated
1982
(55th)
The Assistant Pomocník Záhon, ZoroZoro Záhon Not Nominated
1983
(56th)
Incomplete Eclipse Neúplné zatmění Jireš, JaromilJaromil Jireš Not Nominated
1984
(57th)
The Millennial Bee Tisícročná včela Jakubisko, JurajJuraj Jakubisko Not Nominated
1985
(58th)
Scalpel, Please Skalpel, prosím Svoboda, JiříJiří Svoboda Not Nominated
1986
(59th)
My Sweet Little Village Vesničko má středisková Menzel, JiříJiří Menzel Nominated
1987
(60th)
Forbidden Dreams Smrt krásných srnců Kachyňa, KarelKarel Kachyňa Not Nominated
1989
(62nd)
Tainted Horseplay Kopytem sem, kopytem tam Chytilová, VěraVěra Chytilová Not Nominated
1990
(63rd)
Vojtech, Called the Orphan Vojtěch, řečený sirotek Tyc, ZdeněkZdeněk Tyc Not Nominated
1991
(64th)
The Elementary School Obecná škola Svěrák, JanJan Svěrák Nominated

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References[edit]

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  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. Archived from the original on 22 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 

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