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OSCARS 2011

Europe prominent among Foreign-Language Film nominees

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Europe figures prominently across the board among the freshly announced nominees for this year’s Academy Awards – thanks in large part to British director Tom Hooper’s worldwide hit The King's Speech [+see also:
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The Best Foreign-Language Film category is no less continental and, as expected, includes In a Better World [+see also:
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, Susanne Bier’s homecoming after the American-made Things We Lost in the Fire.

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The Danish picture is up against French filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside the Law [+see also:
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, officially Algeria’s Oscar submission; the multiple award-winning Dogtooth [+see also:
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by young, Greek enfant terrible Yorgos Lanthimos; Mexican arthouse giant Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful [+see also:
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, co-produced with Spain; and Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s Scorched [+see also:
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, co-produced with France.

The 83rd Academy Awards ceremony will be held on February 27 in the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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