List of Swedish Submissions For The Academy Award For Best Foreign Language Film

List Of Swedish Submissions For The Academy Award For Best Foreign Language Film

Swedish submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film are handed out annually by representatives from the Guldbagge jury.

Sweden has submitted films for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category since the inaugural award in 1956. The Swedes have sent more films that any other country, except from France, Italy, Japan and Spain, and have only failed to submit a film one time in the past thirty years.

14 films from Sweden have been nominated for the Academy Award: The Virgin Spring (1960), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Raven's End (1964), Dear John (1965), Ă…dalen '31 (1969), The Emigrants (1971), The New Land (1972), Flight of the Eagle (1982), Fanny and Alexander (1983), The Ox (1991), All Things Fair (1995), Under the Sun (1999), Evil (2003) and As It Is in Heaven (2004). Three Swedish films have won the Oscar: The Virgin Spring (1960), Through a Glass Darkly (1961) and Fanny and Alexander (1983). All the winners have been directed by Ingmar Bergman, who represented Sweden a record eight times. Other prominent directors include Bo Widerberg and Jan Troell, both who have had three of their films nominated. The 1988 winner Pelle the Conqueror was a Swedish-Danish co-production, but was submitted by Denmark. In 2002 there was a bit of controversy as Sweden's submission Lilja 4-ever had most of its dialogue in Russian and not Swedish. Eventually it was accepted as eligible, but did not receive a nomination.

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