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Historical: Argentina, 1985 is a candidate for the Oscar for best international film


It is the eighth Argentine production to reach the candidacy. What are the other four films with which it will compete.

Argentina, 1985

, by

Santiago Miter

, starring

Ricardo Darín

and Peter Lanzani, was nominated for an Oscar for best international film and

will compete on Sunday, March 12, for the award from the Hollywood Academy


The other four productions with which it will compete are

All Quiet on the Front

by Edward Berger (Germany),


by Lukas Dhont (Belgium),

The Quiet Girl

by Colm Bairéad (Ireland) and


by Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland). .

The German "All Quiet on the Front" by Edward Berger.

It can be seen on Netflix.

Academy President Janet Yang ushered in actors Riz Ahmed (

The Sound of Metal

) and Allison Williams (recent 



), who announced the nominations in all 23 categories.

They did it from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, at the Academy, in Los Angeles.

The film about the trial of the military Juntas was sent at the time by the Argentine Film Academy to its namesake in Hollywood.

Of the 92 titles sent by as many countries, a pre-selection was made, the famous 

short list

 , of fifteen films, which was released on December 21.


Argentina, 1985

had passed that cut.

"The official story" won the first Oscar for Argentina, on March 24, 1986. Luis Puenzo receives the award, announced by Norma Aleandro.

It is the eighth Argentine production to be a candidate in the category.

Our country won the award twice, on March 24, 1986, exactly 10 years after the coup that overthrew María Estela Martínez de Perón, when it won 

La historia oficial

, by Luis Puenzo, and in 2010, with

El secreto de sus eyes

, by Juan José Campanella.

An exultant Juan José Campanella thanks the Oscar for "The Secret in Their Eyes", in March 2010. Photo AFP

When is the Oscar ceremony?

The Hollywood Academy Award ceremony will take place on Sunday March 12 at the Dolby Theater in downtown Hollywood.

It will be in the same place where Juan José Campanella thanked him for the award for

El secreto de sus ojos


And it is already known who will officiate as presenter: it will be the comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

Ricardo Darín with the director of "Argentina, 1985", Santiago Miter, on the night of the Golden Globe. Photo Golden Globe Awards @goldenglobes

Ricardo Darín, who in addition to playing prosecutor Julio César Strassera is one of the film's producers, starred in half of the national films that reached the candidacy.

He was in the last four:

El hijo de la novia

(in 2002), and

El secreto de sus ojos

 (in 2010), both by Juan José Campanella,

Relatos salvajes

(candidate in 2015), by Damián Szifron, and now,

Argentina, 1985


The other four films that reached the nomination to obtain the golden statuette that measures 34 centimeters high and weighs 3.85 kilograms, were

 La trugua

, by Sergio Renán, in the 1975 edition; 


, by María Luisa Bemberg, in 1985;

the aforementioned

La historia oficial

, by Luis Puenzo, who won it in 1986, and


, by the Spanish Carlos Saura, in 1999.

The international tour of

Argentina, 1985

, began on Saturday, September 3, 2022, when it had its world premiere within the framework of the Venice International Film Festival.

He was in the competition for the Golden Lion, and although he did not win any official award, he did win another two, one from critics (FIPRESCI) and one from Signis.

Ricardo Darin, on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival, where the world premiere of "Argentina, 1985" took place.

Photo EFE

Then it went through the San Sebastián Festival, where it was exhibited in the Pearls Section of other festivals, and ended up winning the Audience Award.

He also went to the London Festival.

And since the start of awards season this year she has been nominated for or won awards.

First it was the Golden Globe, where it became the second Argentine film to win it, after

The Official Story


And it was a candidate for the Critic's Choice Awards, where in the category in which it competed, the Indian


won , and was nominated for the BAFTA, the award given by the British Film and Television Academy, for best non-English language film.

But the ultimate goal is the Oscar, the prize that will close out the awards season. 

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