Hans Petter Moland’s film «Ut og stjæle hester» is Norway’s Oscar nominated film in the category of best non-English language films.
This is stated by the Norwegian Film Institute.
However, the road to a possible nomination is long. Of all the candidates submitted, a total of ten films will be selected for a so-called shortlist. This list will be published just before Christmas.
Two Oscar committees, one on the west coast and one on the east coast of the United States, will then review these films and select five to be further nominated.
On January 13, 2020, they will announce which of the five films this applies to. A little over a month later, February 9, the 92nd Academy Awards take place.
«Ut og stjæle hester» is based on Per Petterson’s novel of the same name, which came out in 2003. The book became an international bestseller. In the film version, Stellan Skarsgård, Tobias Santelmann, Pål Sverre Hagen, Bjørn Floberg and Danica Curcic play the lead roles.
In February this year, the film won the Silver Bear, for best photo during the International Film Festival in Berlin.
Five Norwegian feature films have been nominated for the Academy Awards, or Oscars, throughout history. There are “Kon-Tiki” (2013), “Elling” (2001), “Sunday Angels” (1996), “The Wizard” (1987) and “Nine Life” (1957). None of them have won.
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