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Oscars Nominations 2017: See Full List of Top Predictions; Shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film Announced

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The 89th Oscars nears and it?s now filled with excitement and controversies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a shortlist of nine pictures for the Best Foreign Language Film category. Some fans aren?t happy that director Paul Verhoeven?s Elle did not make it to the cut.

The omission was not predicted by fans. The film stars Isabelle Huppert. It is considered by many as one of the best films of the year. The majority were just surprised that the film is not included in the shortlist.

Elle follows the life of a business woman who was a victim of rape. The film landed third in a poll of 163 critics on their favourite films of 2016. The film was indeed highly talked about.

Huppert is the Best Actress at the Gotham Awards. She grabbed the same recognition at the New York and Los Angeles film critics group. She also obtained Golden Globe nominations for her performance in the film. Even the film itself got a Golden Globe nomination.

Best Foreign Language Film Shortlist

Here are the nine films on the Best Foreign Language Film shortlist, as well as top predictions for other Oscar nominations.

Australia, ?Tanna,? Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors

Canada, ?It?s Only the End of the World,? Xavier Dolan, director

Denmark, ?Land of Mine,? Martin Zandvliet, director

Germany, ?Toni Erdmann,? Maren Ade, director

Iran, ?The Salesman,? Asghar Farhadi, director

Norway, ?The King?s Choice,? Erik Poppe, director

Russia, ?Paradise,? Andrei Konchalovsky, director

Sweden, ?A Man Called Ove,? Hannes Holm, director

Switzerland, ?My Life as a Zucchini,? Claude Barras, director

Best Picture

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Silence

Fences

La La Land

Oscar Predictions for Director ?

Damien Chazelle (?La La Land?)

Barry Jenkins (?Moonlight?)

Kenneth Lonergan (?Manchester by the Sea?)

Denis Villeneuve (?Arrival?)

Denzel Washington (?Fences?)

Oscar Predictions for Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert ? ?Elle?

Ruth Negga ? ?Loving?

Jessica Chastain ? ?Miss Sloane?

Emily Blunt ? ?The Girl on the Train?

Taraji P. Henson ? ?Hidden Figures?

Oscar Predictions for Best Actor

Casey Affleck (?Manchester by the Sea?)

Joel Edgerton (?Loving?)

Andrew Garfield (?Hacksaw Ridge)

Ryan Gosling (?La La Land?)

Denzel Washington (?Fences?)

Oscar Predictions for Best Supporting Actress ?

Viola Davis (?Fences?)

Naomie Harris (?Moonlight?)

Nicole Kidman (?Lion?)

Octavia Spencer (?Hidden Figures?)

Michelle Williams (?Manchester By the Sea?)

Oscar Predictions for Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (?Moonlight?)

Jeff Bridges (?Hell or High Water?)

Aaron Eckhart (?Sully?)

Lucas Hedges (?Manchester by the Sea?)

Dev Patel (?Lion?)

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