List of Saudi Arabian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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Saudi Arabia submitted a film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for the first time in 2013.[1][2][3][4] 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.[5] It 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.[6]

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.[6] 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.[5] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Saudi Arabia for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Language(s) Director Result
2013
(86th)
Wadjda[1] وجدة Arabic Haifaa al-Mansour Not Nominated
2016
(89th)
Barakah Meets Barakah[7] بركة يقابل بركة Arabic Mahmoud Sabbagh Not Nominated

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oscars: Saudi Arabia Nominates 'Wadjda' for Foreign Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Oscars: Saudi Arabia Taps ‘Wadjda’ As First Foreign-Language Entry". Variety. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  3. ^ "'Wadjda' is Saudi Arabia's first nominee for foreign-language Oscar". LA Times. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Saudi Arabia submits first film for Oscars with 'Wadjda'". Gulf News. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  5. ^ a b "Rule Thirteen: Special Rules for the Foreign Language Film Award" (PDF). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "History of the Academy Awards - Page 2". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  7. ^ Roxborough, Scott (24 August 2016). "Oscars: Saudi Arabia Selects 'Barakah Meets Barakah' For Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 

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