Drafthouse Films’ BULLHEAD On Oscar Short List!

Of 63 films competing for nods as the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, Drafthouse Films' BULLHEAD is one of nine movies on the short list!

Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts & Sciences announced this morning that Drafthouse Films' Bullhead is among nine films out of sixty-three submissions competing over this weekend for nominations in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 84th Academy Awards®.

There were sixty-three films qualified for the Foreign Language category this year and among the final contenders are:

Belgium, Bullhead by Michael R. Roskam;

Canada, Monsieur Lazhar by Philippe Falardeau;

Denmark, Superclásico by Ole Christian Madsen;

Germany, Pina by Wim Wenders;

Iran, A Separation by Asghar Farhadi;

Israel, Footnote by Joseph Cedar;

Morocco, Omar Killed Me by Roschdy Zem;

Poland, In Darkness by Agnieszka Holland;

Taiwan, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale by Wei Te-sheng

Michael Roskam's stunning debut about a domineering cattle farmer consistently pumped on steroids and hormones, played by Matthias Schoenaerts in an award-winning, ferocious breakout performance, will be screened this weekend by The Academy in advance of the Oscar® nominations announcement on January 24th.

The "Phase I" committee, made of several hundred Los Angeles-based voting Academy® members, screened the sixty-three foreign language submissions from mid-October to January 13. The group's top six choices, plus three additional selections voted by Breaking Bad Producer Mark Johnson's Foreign Language Executive Committee, constituted the official short list.