Ida, the Polish film directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, won in the best foreign language film category of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards held last February 8.
This leaves the 87th Oscar Awards scheduled on February 22 as the final major award event left.
A review of 34 awards, including those given by film critics’ associations, circles and societies, revealed the dominance of two films in the best foreign language film category. These are Ida and Force Majeure, a Swedish film directed by Ruben Ostlund. Force Majeure won 12 awards while Ida was close behind with 11 awards.
Two other foreign language films snagged five and two awards, respectively. These are Two Days, One Night, a Belgian film directed by the Dardenne Brothers, with five awards, and We are the Best, a Swedish-Danish film directed by Lukas Moodysson, with two awards.
Winning one award each were The Raid 2, an Indonesian film directed by Gareth Evans; Wild Tales, an Argentine film directed by Damian Szifron; Goodbye to Language, a French-Swiss film directed by Jean-Luc Goddard; and Leviathan,
a Russian film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev.
Foreign language film enthusiasts are now focused on the Oscar Awards’ best foreign language film winner. The final nominees include Ida, Leviathan, Wild Tales, Tangerines, an Estonian film directed by Zaza Urushadze; and Timbuktu, a Mauritanian film directed by Abderrhmaze Sissako.
The breakdown of the award-winning films and the groups that gave them the awards is as follows:
Force Majeure—Chicago Film Critics Association; Critics Choice Movie Awards of the Broadcast Film Critics Association; Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association; Houston Film Critics Society; North Carolina Film Critics Association; Oklahoma Film Critics Circle; San Diego Film Critics Society;
Southeastern Film Critics Association; Toronto Film Critics Association; Vancouver Film Critics Circle and Washington DC Film Critics.
Ida—Alliance of Women Film Journalists; BAFTA; European Film Awards; Georgia Film Critics Association; Kansas City Film Critics Circle; Las Vegas Film Critics Society; Los Angeles Film Critics Association; New York Film Critics Circle; North Texas Film Critics Association; Phoenix Film Critics Society; and San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
Two Days, One Night—Boston Online Film Critics; Boston Society of Film Critics; Indiana Film Journalists Association; New York Film Critics Online; and Online Film Critics Society.
We are the Best—Central Ohio Film Critics; and Utah Film Critics Association.
The Raid 2—Florida Film Critics Circle.
Wild Tales—National Board of Review.
Goodbye to Language—National Society of Film Critics.
Leviathan—Golden Globes of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
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