As 25 of our 29 Oscars Experts predicted, “Ida” won Best Foreign Language Film on Sunday night. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, it was the 10th Polish film to be nominated in the category, but the first ever to win.
“Ida,” which also earned an Oscar bid for Best Cinematography, was one of the most internationally renowned films of the year, winning Best Foreign Film at the BAFTAs, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and New York Film Critics Circle, and sweeping the European Film Awards.
The film was the 2/9 favorite with 25 Experts backing it: Thelma Adams (ZEALnyc), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Kyle Buchanan (Vulture), Mike Cidoni (Associated Press), Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Thom Geier, Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Dave Karger (Fandango), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Mary Milliken (Reuters), Michael Musto (Out.com), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Claudia Puig (USA Today), Jenelle Riley (Variety), Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Keith Simanton (IMDb), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Glenn Whipp (LA Times) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).
Argentina’s “Wild Tales” was in second place in our predictions with 9/1 odds and the support of three Experts: Tariq Khan (Fox News), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) and Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere).
Russia’s “Leviathan,” which won the Golden Globe, was in third place with 16/1 odds, despite none of our Experts predicting it.
Mauritania’s “Timbuktu” was in fourth with 33/1 odds and support from one Expert: Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood).
Estonia’s “Tangerines” was ranked last by our predictors with 100/1 odds.