Awards Calendar

  • ASIFA: Deadline to renew or join ASIFA-Hollywood to be able to participate in the Annie Award voting
    November 30, 2015
  • VES: Submission Deadline
    November 30, 2015
  • ASIFA: Annie Award Nominations announced
    December 1, 2015
  • WGA: Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
    December 1, 2015
  • DGA: Online voting for Feature Film Nominations opens
    December 2, 2015
  • HFPA: Final screening date for Motion Pictures
    December 2, 2015
  • WGA: Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced
    December 3, 2015
  • HFPA: Final date for Motion Picture press conference
    December 5, 2015
  • AFI: Honorees Announced
    December 7, 2015
  • HFPA: Deadline for receipt of nomination ballots by Ernst & YoungNom
    December 7, 2015

Mafia Film 'Bullhead' Belgium's Official Oscar Candidate


Debut feature from Michael R. Roskam beats out Dardenne Brothers' "The Kid With A Bike" to represent Belgium in Foreign Language film race.

COLOGNE, Germany -- Michael R. Roskam's crime thriller Bullhead will represent Belgium in the 2012 Foreign Language Oscar race.

The drama features a star-making performance from Matthias Schoenaerts as a stubborn cattle farmer whose dealings with illegal growth hormones lead to trouble with the Belgian mafia. Bullhead was well-recieved at its debut at the Berlin Film Festival and has been a box office hit back home, with nearly 500,000 admissions in Belgium.

The choice, however, surprised many who'd assumed Cannes entry The Kid With A Bike from Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne would be Belgium's Oscar hopeful. Sundance Selects, which picked up Kid for U.S. release, was clearly hoping for an Oscar run after the strong response to the film at its U.S. premiere at Telluride.

The Dardenne Brothers have been picked three times before to represent Belgium in the Oscar race -- with Rosetta (2000), The Son (2004) and The Child (2006) - but have never made it through to the final five Oscar nominees.

comments powered by Disqus