Oscar Handicap 2008: Foreign Language Film

We continue our annual Oscar Handicap with the Best Foreign Language Film category.

(For explanations as to how our scoring system works, make sure to read our first article in the series, Best Picture of the Year, linked at the bottom of this article.)

With the continued globalization of cinema and a rediscovery of foreign language films by American audiences, some have argued the need for this category, especially this year, when four of the five eventual nominees were released into theatres during the regular calendar year (most often in years past, only one or two nominees would ever find their way into theatres, and usually not until after the nominations or awards were announced).

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