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

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Since the inaugural award in 1956 Denmark has submitted more than forty films for consideration for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, eleven of which succeeded in getting nominated for the Academy Award: Qivitoq (1958), Paw (1959), Harry and the Butler (1960), Babette's Feast (1987), Pelle the Conqueror (1988), Memories of a Marriage (1989), After the Wedding (2006), In a Better World (2010), A Royal Affair (2012), The Hunt (2013) and A War (2015). Three Danish movies have won the Oscar: Babette's Feast (1987), Pelle the Conqueror (1988) and In a Better World (2010).

The official Danish submission is selected annually in late summer by the Danish Film Institute [1]

In 1957, Denmark became the first country to send a film with a female director to the Foreign Oscar competition (Annelise Hovmand's Be Dear to Me). Two years later, Astrid Henning-Jensen's Paw became to the first film directed by a woman to receive a nomination in the category.

Between 1998 and 2002, four out of five Danish submissions were made according to the austere Dogme 95 principles. None were nominated and none have been submitted since.

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

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Director Result
1956
(29th)
Qivitoq Qivitoq Balling, ErikErik Balling Nominated
1957
(30th)
Be Dear to Me Ingen tid til kærtegn Hovmand, AnneliseAnnelise Hovmand Not Nominated
1958
(31st)
The Girls Are Willing Guld og grønne skove Axel, GabrielGabriel Axel Not Nominated
1959
(32nd)
Paw Paw Henning-Jensen, AstridAstrid Henning-Jensen Nominated
1961
(34th)
Harry and the Butler Harry og Kammertjeneren Christensen, BentBent Christensen Nominated
1964
(37th)
Sextet Sekstet Hovmand, AnneliseAnnelise Hovmand Not Nominated
1965
(38th)
Gertrud Gertrud Dreyer, Carl TheodorCarl Theodor Dreyer Not Nominated
1966
(39th)
Hunger Sult Carlsen, HenningHenning Carlsen Not Nominated
1967
(40th)
Once There Was a War Der var engang en krig Kjærulff-Schmidt, PallePalle Kjærulff-Schmidt Not Nominated
1967
(41st)
People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart Människor möts och ljuv musik uppstår i hjärtat Carlsen, HenningHenning Carlsen Not Nominated
1969
(42nd)
Ballad of Carl-Henning Balladen om Carl-Henning Grønlykke, LeneLene Grønlykke, Sven Grønlykke Not Nominated
1970
(43rd)
Re: Lone Ang. Lone Ernst, FranzFranz Ernst Not Nominated
1971
(44th)
The Missing Clerk Den forsvundne fuldmægtig Fredholm, GertGert Fredholm Not Nominated
1972
(45th)
Oh, to Be on the Bandwagon! Man sku' være noget ved musikken Carlsen, HenningHenning Carlsen Not Nominated
1974
(47th)
The Olsen Gang's Last Escapade Olsen-bandens sidste bedrifter Balling, ErikErik Balling Not Nominated
1975
(48th)
Per Per Kristensen, HansHans Kristensen Not Nominated
1976
(49th)
The Olsen Gang Sees Red Olsen-banden ser rødt Balling, ErikErik Balling Not Nominated
1977
(50th)
Boys Drenge Malmros, NilsNils Malmros Not Nominated
1978
(51st)
Me and Charly Mig og Charly Arnfred, MortenMorten Arnfred, Henning Kristiansen Not Nominated
1979
(52nd)
Johnny Larsen Johnny Larsen Arnfred, MortenMorten Arnfred Not Nominated
1982
(55th)
Tree of Knowledge Kundskabens Træ Malmros, NilsNils Malmros Not Nominated
1983
(56th)
Zappa Zappa August, BilleBille August Not Nominated
1984
(57th)
Tukuma Tukuma Kjærulff-Schmidt, PallePalle Kjærulff-Schmidt Not Nominated
1985
(58th)
Twist and Shout Tro, håb og kærlighed August, BilleBille August Not Nominated
1986
(59th)
The Dark Side of the Moon Manden i Månen Clausen, ErikErik Clausen Not Nominated
1987
(60th)
Babette's Feast Babettes Gæstebud Axel, GabrielGabriel Axel Won Academy Award
1988
(61st)
Pelle the Conquerora[›] Pelle Erobreren August, BilleBille August Won Academy Award
1989
(62nd)
Memories of a Marriage Dansen med Regitze Rostrup, KasparKaspar Rostrup Nominated
1990
(63rd)
Dance of the Polar Bears Lad isbjørnene danse Larsen, BirgerBirger Larsen Not Nominated
1991
(64th)
The Great Day on the Beach Den Store Badedag Olsson, StellanStellan Olsson Not Nominated
1992
(65h)
Sofie Sofie Ullmann, LivLiv Ullmann Not Nominated
1993
(66th)
Black Harvest Sort Høst Refn, AndersAnders Refn Not Nominated
1994
(67th)
Carl, My Childhood Symphony Min fynske barndom Clausen, ErikErik Clausen Not Nominated
1996
(69th)
Hamsun Hamsun Troell, JanJan Troell Not Nominated
1997
(70th)
Barbara Barbara Malmros, NilsNils Malmros Not Nominated
1998
(71st)
The Celebration Festen Vinterberg, ThomasThomas Vinterberg Not Nominated
1999
(72nd)
Mifune's Last Song Mifunes sidste sang Kragh-Jacobsen, SørenSøren Kragh-Jacobsen Not Nominated
2000
(73rd)
A Place Nearby Her i Nærheden Rostrup, KasparKaspar Rostrup Not Nominated
2001
(74th)
Italian for Beginners Italiensk for begyndere Scherfig, LoneLone Scherfig Not Nominated
2002
(75th)
Open Hearts Elsker dig for evigt Bier, SusanneSusanne Bier Not Nominated
2003
(76th)
Reconstruction Reconstruction Boe, ChristofferChristoffer Boe Not Nominated
2004
(77th)
The Five Obstructions De Fem Benspænd von Trier, LarsLars von Trier, Jørgen Leth Not Nominated
2005
(78th)
Adam's Apples Adams Æbler Jensen, Anders ThomasAnders Thomas Jensen Not Nominated
2006
(79th)
After the Wedding Efter Brylluppet Bier, SusanneSusanne Bier Nominated
2007
(80th)
The Art of Crying Kunsten at græde i Kor Schønau Fog, PeterPeter Schønau Fog Not Nominated
2008
(81st)
Worlds Apart To verdener Oplev, Niels ArdenNiels Arden Oplev Not Nominated
2009
(82nd)
Terribly Happy Frygtelig lykkelig Genz, Henrik RubenHenrik Ruben Genz Not Nominated
2010
(83rd)
In a Better World Hævnen Bier, SusanneSusanne Bier Won Academy Award
2011
(84th)
SuperClásico SuperClásico Madsen, Ole ChristianOle Christian Madsen Made January Shortlist[3]
2012
(85th)
A Royal Affair En kongelig affære Arcel, NikolajNikolaj Arcel Nominated[4]
2013
(86th)
The Hunt Jagten Vinterberg, ThomasThomas Vinterberg Nominated[5]
2014
(87th)
Sorrow and Joy[6] Sorg og glæde Malmros, NilsNils Malmros Not Nominated
2015
(88th)
A War[7] Krigen Lindholm, TobiasTobias Lindholm Nominated[8]
2016
(89th)
Land of Mine[9] Under sandet Zandvliet, MartinMartin Zandvliet Nominated[10]

Notes[edit]

^ a: Pelle the Conqueror was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Max von Sydow.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rehlin, Gunnar (2008-08-21). "Denmark sends 'Worlds' to Oscars". Variety. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar". Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  4. ^ "Oscars: Hollywood announces 85th Academy Award nominations". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  5. ^ "Oscars: Main nominations 2014". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  6. ^ "Oscars: Denmark Nominates 'Sorrow and Joy' in Foreign-Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Denmark Picks Tobias Lindholm's Searing Drama 'A War' as Oscar Entry". IndieWire. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  8. ^ Ford, Rebecca (14 January 2016). "Oscar Nominations: The Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Roxborough, Scott (19 September 2016). "Oscars: Denmark Selects 'Land of Mine' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Oscars 2017: The full nominations". BBC News. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.