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Which foreign language film will be the next Parasite in the 2021 Oscar race?

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    Susan Wloszczyna
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    Looking at what international contenders we know now, which could get into the top categories — picture, director, writing and acting.

    Why do you think so?

    Do you think the voters will recognize more international titles?

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    There is No Evil. We already know how much the Academy loves Iranian films having awarded the country Best Foreign Language film twice in one decade and I think if the annoying orange returns to the White House the film may have some political relevance that could propel it to top nominations (following its win in Berlin).

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    "The Good Fight" and "The Other Two" in all categories.

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    If there was justice in the world of movies, it would be PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE in all applicable categories — not just Best Foreign Language film, but Best Picture as well, Director and Writing (Celine Sciamma), and Acting (both Noemie Merlant and Adele Haenel).

    As long as I live, I’ll never understand why its distributor — also the distributor of PARASITE — did a 1-week qualifying run of PORTRAIT in 2019 when it already knew that its own PARASITE was an unstoppable juggernaut.

    The fact that PORTRAIT will now never be recognized by the Oscars (or even the Golden Globes or Spirit Awards, for that matter — both of which it was nominated for, but lost to PARASITE) is a permanent stain on the Academy’s legitimacy and worth.

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    Amour, Roma and Parasite all at the same decade. That’s a feat! I think we’ll have again another foreign film nominated for BP, but without Cannes to help is so hard to decide which one will be. I’ll just say to keep an eye on Poland.

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    John Berchmans
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    I don’t expect any foreign films to break through this year, since the 93rd Oscars will be all about huge contenders that got lucky enough to get major studio backing. But there will of course be other foreign nominees and winners in the future, especially with the expanded Best Picture field starting in 2021.

    John's Best of 2020

    Best Picture: Soul
    Best Direction: The Midnight Sky
    Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman
    Best Actress: Viola Davis
    Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo
    Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried
    Best Screenplay: Soul

    John's Best of 2021

    Best Picture: Nomadland
    Best Direction: Nomadland
    Best Actor: Lakeith Stanfield
    Best Actress: Frances McDormand
    Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
    Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-Jung
    Best Screenplay: Judas and the Black Messiah

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    I dont think there is one. Parasite had momentum you could not miss. Did not have to guess anything about it. I have to see a movie come anywhere close to that so far.

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    If anything, maybe Another Round. But probably not. The most that will get is Original Screenplay and Actor.

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    There isn’t going to be one right away. Parasite got its win partially because it had time to ramp up hype – Cannes Palme put it on Oscar voter’s lips, and it had enough time to build up that by the time TIFF came, it had hype and curiosity. This year, for reasons outside of anyone’s control, that cycle just won’t be able to happen.

    I think there will be another Parasite this decade, but it is going to take a very well-planned campaign that isn’t countered.

     

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    “Permanent stain”?    Somewhat an overstatement, don’t you think?  In fact, a darn silly thing to say when the Oscars have had so many idiocies in the past.

    Yes, Portrait of a Woman on Fire is a wonderful film.  Really excellent.  But Parasite is a cinematic masterpiece, with incredible performances, top-of-the-line cinematography, unexcelled art direction, brilliant script.  It was a really worthy winner of Best Picture and Best Director.   I mean, it’s not as if some incompetent, sub-par film won!

    Ketzi, get over it.

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    “Amour”, “Roma” and “Parasite” were easily three of the best films since the millennium.  (And I thought “Roma” was robbed!!)

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    I agree. Portrait should have been nominated in some of those categories.  It was a really good film.

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