List of Hungarian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
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. Hungary's submission is selected annually by a Selection Committee of esteemed film professionals.
Hungarian films have been nominated for Oscar awards nine times, and István Szabó's Mephisto won an Oscar. Hungarian films were nominated six times in eleven years, between 1978 and 1988. The next win came in 2015 with Son of Saul.
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.
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. 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.
- List of Academy Award winners and nominees for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Academy Award-winning foreign language films
- Cinema of Hungary
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