Roland Neveu/Netflix; Sony Pictures; TIFF Let the race begin: The Academy has announced the 92 features that have been submitted for Oscar consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category, with six nations — Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal and Syria — making their first-ever bids for the prestigious honor. Among the competing titles are Angelina Jolie’s festival favorite First They Killed My Father , which has been submitted by Cambodia, along with other staples on the pre-season circuit, including Sebastian Lélio’s A Fantastic Woman (Chile), Michael Haneke’s Happy End (Austria), Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats Per Minute) ( France) , Israel’s Samuel Maoz-directed Foxtrot , and Ruben Östlund’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Square , which will compete on behalf of Sweden. While a host of well-known filmmakers (including a healthy number of women, like Jolie, Zama ‘s Lucrecia Martel, and Wajib ‘s Annemarie Jacir) have titles in the running, it’s important to note that the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is awarded to the country that submitted the winning film, not the person responsible for making it. This year, AMPAS has also reportedly restructured the voting process for foreign titles. The Playlist ‘s Gregory Ellwood […]