By Dave Karger
Updated January 18, 2012 at 08:36 PM EST

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the nine films that will compete for nominations in the Best Foreign Language Film category. They are:

Bullhead (Belgium)

Footnote (Israel)

In Darkness (Poland)

Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)

Omar Killed Me (Morocco)

Pina (Germany)

A Separation (Iran)

Superclásico (Denmark)

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Taiwan)

Left off the list: The Flowers of War (starring Christian Bale), Le Havre, and Toronto audience-prize winner Where Do We Go Now? Other high-profile entries like Angelina Jolie’s In the Land of Blood and Honey and Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In were not eligible (Jolie’s film is technically a U.S. production, while Almodóvar’s wasn’t selected by Spain as its official entry). The five nominees will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24.