THE Academy Award for Best International Feature Film is one of the 24 categories handed out annually at the award show.
The award is given to a feature-length motion picture produced outside of the United States.
The Best International Feature Film is one of 24 Oscars handed out at the Academy Awards annually[/caption]
Which country won most Oscar awards for foreign language films?
The Academy began presenting Special/Honorary Awards to the best foreign language films released in the US between 1947 and 1955.
However, these awards were no handed out on a regular basis and nd were not competitive since there were no nominees but simply one winning film per year.
For the 29th Academy Awards in 1956, a competitive award of Merit, known as the Best Foreign Language Film Award, was created for non-English speaking films.
Since then, the country with the most foreign awards has been Italy, with 14 awards won and 28 nominations.
The country of Italy has won 14 awards and has been nominated 28 times[/caption]
In second place is France with 12 awards and 37 nominations.
Israel is the foreign country with the most nominations, 10, without winning an award.
In 2020, South Korea‘s entrant Parasite became the first International Feature Film winner, and first non-English film overall, to also win Best Picture.
Who won the award in 2021?
Another Round, starring Mads Mikkelsen, won the Best International Feature Oscar at the 2021 award show.
In the film, Mikkelsen plays a teacher who tries to combat his depression by following a theory that a high blood-alcohol level results in greater personal happiness.
Another Round won the award for Best International Feature Film in 2021[/caption]
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Another Round is the fourth Danish film to win the best international film Oscar, following Babette’s Feast in 1988, Pelle the Conqueror in 1989 and In a Better World in 2011.
Vinterberg’s The Hunt, which also starred Mikkelsen, was nominated in 2014, but did not win.