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Most Oscar nominations - Best Foreign Language Film

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  • Who: France

  • What: Most Oscar nominations - Best Foreign Language Film

  • Where: United States

France holds the record for most Oscar nominations by having a film nominated in the Foreign Language Film category 38 times between 1948 - 2010. The last nomination was for Un prophète (Fr 2009) on 7 March 2010.

France has won the category on 12 occasions in 1948, 1950, 1952, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1966, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978 and 1992.
A record 67 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 81st Academy Awards in 2009.

 

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