Oscar Hopefuls from The Netherlands
Friday,July 26,2019 at 7:52PM
NATHANIEL R in Oscars (90s),亚博主页The Netherlands,foreign films

by Nathaniel R

Romy's Salon is one of nine finalists for the Dutch Oscar submission

Dutch films have been on our brainssince Rutger Hauer passed away,so here's a timely bit of news.The NOSC (Nederlandse Oscar Selectie Commissie) will choose the Dutch Oscar submission in early September.Nine finalists are reportedly up for the honor...

None of these filmmakers have ever been submitted from The Netherlands so whoever's chosen will have their first taste of the Oscar race.We haven't even a good educated guess about which of these nine films they might choose,though,so let's guess that it's won of the youth dramas: eitherRomy's Salon,Vechtmeijse,or My Extraordinary Summer.

Antonia's Line (1997) proved to be the most successful Dutch Oscar winner in US theaters

The Netherlands have been up for the Oscar in the Best International Film category a total of 7 times.Their first two nominations came viaThe Village on the River(1959) andTurkish Delight(1973) and their most recent two nominations wereZuz & Zo(2002) andTwin Sisters(2003),both of which were disasters when they hit arthouse theaters in the US earning less than $50,000 each.In between those doubles,The Netherlands won three Oscars for亚博主页The Assault(1986),Antonia's Line(1995),andCharacter(1997)...all three of which were successful in their arthouse runs,withAntonia's Linebecoming a very big specialty hit. The drought of the past 15 years must be irrritating to the NOSC since they've made the finalist list thrice in that time frame (Black Book,Winter in Wartime,Accused) but no nominations have followed.


p.s.thank you toErik Andersonfor the heads up on this news.

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