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

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Director Ang Lee has had three films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and one of these films, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, is the only Taiwanese film to have won the award.

The Republic of China (Taiwan) has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1957, and regularly since 1980. 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] 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.[2]

For the purposes of Oscar submissions, AMPAS recognizes Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong as separate entities, and each one regularly submits a film to the competition. Taiwan became the first of the three ethnic Chinese entities to enter the competition in 1957.

Over the years, Taiwan has submitted forty films for Oscar consideration. Three Taiwanese films have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and all three nominated films were directed by Ang Lee: The Wedding Banquet, Eat Drink Man Woman, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which is the only Taiwanese film to have won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[3][4] Taiwan initially selected Ang Lee's Lust, Caution in 2007, but AMPAS did not accept the film saying that was not a majority-Taiwanese production. Director Chen Kunhou also had three of his films selected to represent Taiwan, but none received an Oscar nomination.

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.[2] 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 Taiwan 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 Director Result
1957
(30th)
Amina Amina (阿美娜) Yuan Congmei Not Nominated
1964
(37th)
Lovers' Rock Qíngrén shí (情人石) Pan Lei Not Nominated
1966
(39th)
The Silent Wife Yǎnǚ qíngxīn (啞女情深) Lee Hsing Not Nominated
1972
(45th)
Execution in Autumn Qiūjué (秋決) Lee Hsing Not Nominated
1976
(49th)
Eight Hundred Heroes Bābǎi zhuàngshì (八百壯士) Ting Shan-si Not Nominated
1980
(53rd)
The Legend of the Six Dynasty Liùcháo guàitán (六朝怪談) Wong Guk-gam Not Nominated
1981
(54th)
If I Were for Real Jiǎrú wǒshì zhēnde (假如我是真的) Wang Toon Not Nominated
1982
(55th)
The Battle for the Republic of China Xīnhài shuāngshí (辛亥雙十) Ting Shan-si Not Nominated
1983
(56th)
Growing Up Xiǎo Bì de gùshì (小畢的故事) Chen Kunhou Not Nominated
1984
(55th)
Old Mao's Second Spring Lǎo Mò de dì èr ge chūntiān (老莫的第二個春天) Lee You-ning Not Nominated
1985
(58th)
Kuei-Mei, a Woman Wǒ zhèyàng guòle yìshēng (我這樣過了一生) Chang Yi Not Nominated
1986
(59th)
The Heroic Pioneers Tángshān guò Táiwān (唐山過台灣) Lee Shing Not Nominated
1987
(60th)
Osmanthus Alley Guìhuā xiàng (桂花巷) Chen Kunhou Not Nominated
1988
(61st)
My Mother's Teahouse Chūnqiū cháshì (春秋茶室) Chen Kunhou Not Nominated
1989
(62nd)
A City of Sadness Bēiqíng chéngshì (悲情城市) Hou Hsiao-hsien Not Nominated
1990
(63rd)
Song of the Exile Kètú qiūhèn (客途秋恨) Hui, AnnAnn Hui Not Nominated
1991
(64th)
A Brighter Summer Day Gúlǐngjiē shàonián shārén shìjiàn (牯嶺街少年殺人事件) Yang, EdwardEdward Yang Not Nominated
1992
(65th)
Peach Blossom Land Ànliàn táohuāyuán (暗戀桃花源) Lai, StanStan Lai Not Nominated
1993
(66th)
The Wedding Banquet Xǐyàn (喜宴) Lee, AngAng Lee Nominated
1994
(67th)
Eat Drink Man Woman Yǐnshí nánnǚ (飲食男女) Lee, AngAng Lee Nominated
1995
(68th)
Super Citizen Ko Chāojí dàguómín (超級大國民) Wan Jen Not Nominated
1996
(69th)
Tonight Nobody Goes Home Jīntiān bùhuíjiā (今天不回家) Chang, SylviaSylvia Chang Not Nominated
1997
(70th)
Yours and Mine Wǒde shénjīngbìng (我的神經病) Wang Siu-di Not Nominated
1998
(71st)
Flowers of Shanghai Hāi shàng huā (海上花) Hou Hsiao-hsien Not Nominated
1999
(72nd)
March of Happiness Tiānmǎ cháfáng (天馬茶房) Lin Cheng-sheng Not Nominated
2000
(73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ cánglóng (臥虎藏龍) Lee, AngAng Lee Won Academy Award
2001
(74th)
The Cabbie Yùnzhuǎnshǒu zhī liàn (運轉手之戀) Chen Yiwen, Huakun Zhang Not Nominated
2002
(75th)
The Best of Times Měilì shíguāng (美麗時光) Chang Tso-chi Not Nominated
2003
(76th)
Goodbye, Dragon Inn Búsàn (不散) Tsai Ming-Liang Not Nominated
2004
(77th)
20 30 40 20 30 40 Chang, SylviaSylvia Chang Not Nominated
2005
(78th)
The Wayward Cloud Tiānbiān yìduǒyún (天邊一朵雲) Tsai Ming-Liang Not Nominated
2006
(79th)
Blue Cha Cha Shēnhǎi (深海) Chen Wen-Tang Not Nominated
2007
(80th)
Island Etude [5] Liànxíqǔ (練習曲) Chen Huai-en Not Nominated
2008
(81st)
Cape No. 7 Háijiǎo qīhào (海角七號) Wei Te-sheng Not Nominated
2009
(82nd)
No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti Bùnéng méiyǒu nǐ (不能沒有你) Leon Dai Not Nominated
2010
(83rd)
Monga Báng-kah (艋舺) Doze Niu Not Nominated[6]
2011
(84th)
Seediq Bale Sài Dé Kè.Ba Lái (賽德克‧巴萊) Wei Te-sheng Made January Shortlist[7]
2012
(85th)
Touch of the Light[8] 逆光飛翔 Chang Rong-ji Not Nominated
2013
(86th)
Soul[9] 失魂 Chung Mong-Hong Not Nominated
2014
(87th)
Ice Poison[10] 冰毒 Midi Z Not Nominated
2015
(88th)
The Assassin[11] 刺客聶隱娘 Hou Hsiao-hsien Not Nominated
2016
(89th)
Hang in There, Kids![12] 只要我長大 Laha Mebow Not Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  2. ^ a b "History of the Academy Awards - Page 2". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Ang Lee - Awards". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  4. ^ "'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Wins Best Foreign Film Oscar". People's Daily. 2001-03-26. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  5. ^ Taiwan originally selected Lust, Caution, but AMPAS did not accept the film because it was not a majority-Taiwanese production
  6. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  7. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar". oscars.org. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  8. ^ Coonan, Clifford (27 September 2012). "'Touch of the Light' to rep Taiwan at Oscars". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Oscars: Taiwan Nominates 'Soul' for Foreign Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  10. ^ "Taiwan to Take 'Ice Poison' on Foreign-Language Oscar Campaign". Variety. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Taiwan Selects 'The Assassin' as Oscar Entry". Variety. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Taiwan's indigenous film 'Lokah Laqi' to vie for Oscar award". Focus Taiwan. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 

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