Credit: Jose Haro

Image Credit: Jose HaroIt’s been a good week for Javier Bardem’s Biutiful. Yesterday Bardem scored a Best Actor nomination from the British Academy. And now the film has landed on the list of nine semifinalists for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. The films that will now vie for an Oscar nomination are:

Hors la Loi (Outside the Law) [Algeria]

Incendies [Canada]

In a Better World [Denmark]

Dogtooth [Greece]

Confessions [Japan]

Biutiful [Mexico]

Life, Above All [South Africa]

Tambien La Lluvia (Even the Rain) [Spain]

Simple Simon [Sweden]

Incendies has been a film-festival hit in the past few months, while In a Better World won the foreign-film Golden Globe this past Sunday. Both films will play at the Sundance Film Festival which starts tomorrow.

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