List of Hungarian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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István Szabó directed Hungary's first film to win the award, Mephisto (1981).

Hungary has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film every year since 1965. Only France has a longer unbroken streak entering the Foreign Oscar competition.

The Best Foreign Language Film Award is handed out annually by the United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue.[1] Hungary's submission is selected annually by a Selection Committee of esteemed film professionals.[2]

Hungarian films have been nominated for Oscar awards ten times, and István Szabó's Mephisto won an Oscar. Hungarian films were nominated six times in eleven years, between 1978 and 1988. The next win came in 2015 with Son of Saul.[3]

István Szabó has had his films selected to represent Hungary seven times between 1967 and 1992, more than any other Hungarian director. Four of his films were nominated for an Oscar, including one win. Zoltán Fábri's films were selected four times between 1965 and 1978, and nominated twice.

Submissions

Every year, each country is invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to submit its best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films. Following this, they vote via secret ballot to determine the five nominees for the award.[1] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Hungary for review by the Academy for the award.

Almost all films were primarily in Magyar (also known as Hungarian), although three of Istvan Szabo's films- Colonel Redl, Hanussen and Mephisto- all of which starred Austrian actor Klaus Maria Brandauer, were largely in German.

Year
(Ceremony)
English title Hungarian title Director Result
1965
(38th)
Twenty Hours Húsz óra Zoltán Fábri Not Nominated
1966
(39th)
The Round-Up Szegénylegények Miklós Jancsó Not Nominated
1967
(40th)
Father Apa István Szabó Not Nominated
1968
(41st)
The Boys of Paul Street A Pál utcai fiúk Zoltán Fábri Nominated[4]
1969
(42nd)
The Upthrown Stone Feldobott kő Sándor Sára Not Nominated
1970
(43rd)
Lovefilm Szerelmesfilm István Szabó Not Nominated
1971
(44th)
Love Szerelem Károly Makk Not Nominated
1972
(45th)
Present Indicative Jelenidő Péter Bacsó Not Nominated
1973
(46th)
Photography Fotográfia Pál Zolnay Not Nominated
1974
(47th)
Cats' Play Macskajáték Károly Makk Nominated[5]
1975
(48th)
Adoption Örökbefogadás Márta Mészáros Not Nominated
1976
(49th)
The Fifth Seal Az ötödik pecsét Zoltán Fábri Not Nominated
1977
(50th)
A Strange Role Herkulesfürdöi emlék Pál Sándor Not Nominated
1978
(51st)
Hungarians Magyarok Zoltán Fábri Nominated[6]
1979
(52nd)
Angi Vera Angi Vera Pál Gábor Not Nominated
1980
(53rd)
Confidence Bizalom István Szabó Nominated[7]
1981
(54th)
Mephisto Mephisto István Szabó Won Academy Award[8]
1982
(55th)
Time Stands Still Megáll az idő Péter Gothár Not Nominated
1983
(56th)
Job's Revolt Jób lázadása Imre Gyöngyössy and
Barna Kabay
Nominated[9]
1984
(57th)
Yerma Yerma Imre Gyöngyössy and
Barna Kabay
Not Nominated
1985
(58th)
Colonel Redl Redl ezredes István Szabó Nominated[10]
1986
(59th)
Cat City Macskafogó Béla Ternovszky Not Nominated
1987
(59th)
Diary for My Lovers Napló szerelmeimnek Márta Mészáros Not Nominated
1988
(61st)
Hanussen Hanussen István Szabó Nominated[11]
1989
(62nd)
My 20th Century Az én XX. századom Ildikó Enyedi Not Nominated
1990
(63rd)
Little but Tough Kicsi, de nagyon erős Ferenc Grünwalsky Not Nominated
1991
(64th)
Brats Félálom János Rózsa Not Nominated
1992
(65th)
Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe Édes Emma, drága Böbe - vázlatok, aktok István Szabó Not Nominated
1993
(66th)
We Never Die Sose halunk meg Róbert Koltai Not Nominated
1994
(67th)
Woyzeck Woyzeck János Szász Not Nominated
1995
(68th)
The Outpost A részleg Péter Gothár Not Nominated
1996
(69th)
Vaska Easoff Haggyállógva Vászka Péter Gothár Not Nominated
1997
(70th)
The Witman Boys Witman fiúk János Szász Not Nominated
1998
(71st)
Gypsy Lore Romani kris - Cigánytörvény Bence Gyöngyössy Not Nominated
1999
(72nd)
The Lord's Lantern in Budapest Nekem lámpást adott kezembe az Úr, Pesten Miklós Jancsó Not Nominated
2000
(73rd)
Glamour Glamour Frigyes Gödrös Not Nominated
2001
(74th)
Abandoned Torzók Árpád Sopsits Not Nominated
2002
(75th)
Hukkle Hukkle György Pálfi Not Nominated
2003
(76th)
Forest Rengeteg Benedek Fliegauf Not Nominated
2004
(77th)
Kontroll Kontroll Nimród Antal Not Nominated
2005:
(78th)
Fateless Sorstalanság Lajos Koltai Not Nominated
2006
(79th)
White Palms Fehér tenyér Szabolcs Hajdu Not Nominated
2007
(80th)
Taxidermia Taxidermia György Pálfi Not Nominated
2008
(81st)
Iska's Journey Iszka utazása Csaba Bollók Not Nominated
2009
(82nd)
Chameleon Kaméleon Krisztina Goda Not Nominated
2010
(83rd)
Bibliothèque Pascal[12] Bibliothèque Pascal Szabolcs Hajdu Not Nominated[13]
2011
(84th)
The Turin Horse[14] A torinói ló Béla Tarr Not Nominated
2012
(85th)
Just the Wind[15] Csak a szél Benedek Fliegauf Not Nominated
2013
(86th)
The Notebook[16] A nagy füzet János Szász Made January Shortlist[17]
2014
(87th)
White God[18] Fehér isten Kornél Mundruczó Not Nominated
2015
(88th)
Son of Saul[19] Saul fia László Nemes Won Academy Award[3]
2016
(89th)
Kills on Wheels[20] Tiszta szívvel Attila Till Not Nominated
2017
(90th)
On Body and Soul[21] Testről és lélekről Ildikó Enyedi Nominated[22]
2018
(91st)
Sunset[23] Napszállta László Nemes Not Nominated

See also

References

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  2. ^ http://cineuropa.org/newsdetail.aspx?documentID=109135
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  6. ^ "The 51st Academy Awards (1979) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  7. ^ "The 53rd Academy Awards (1981) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  8. ^ "The 54th Academy Awards (1982) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  9. ^ "The 56th Academy Awards (1984) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  10. ^ "The 58th Academy Awards (1986) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  11. ^ "The 61st Academy Awards (1989) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
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  14. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
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  19. ^ Roxborough, Scott (11 June 2015). "Oscars: Hungary Selects 'Son of Saul' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  20. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (31 August 2016). "Oscars: Hungary Chooses 'Kills on Wheels' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  21. ^ Clarke, Stewart (5 September 2017). "Hungary Selects Golden Bear Winner 'On Body and Soul' as Foreign Language Oscar Entry". Variety. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  22. ^ "Oscars 2018: The list of nominees in full". BBC News. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  23. ^ Barraclough, Leo (11 September 2018). "Oscar Winner László Nemes' 'Sunset' to Represent Hungary at Academy Awards". Variety. Retrieved 11 September 2018.

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