The 2012 nominees for Best Foreign Film include "The Kid with a Bike" from Belgium's famed Dardenne Brothers, Iranian drama "A Separation," Pedro Almodóvar's "The Skin I Live In," Yimou Zhang's "Flowers of War" with Christian Bale and "In the Land of Blood and Honey," from director Angelina Jolie. The winner of the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film was "A Separation."
It doesn't happen often, but U.S. movies do get nominated for Golden Globes for Best Foreign Film. Examples include Clint Eastwood's 'Letters from Iwo Jima,' which won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006 and Mel Gibson's 'Apocalypto,' which was nominated that same year.
This list represents the best foreign film offerings of the year. Five nominees are chosen and the winner is decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. In the past, films from the UK have dominated in this category, but France and Spain have also had many films honored. Most recently 'The Concert' (France) and 'Biutiful' (Spain/Mexico) in 2010. Both of these films, along with 'I Am Love' (Italy) and 'The Edge' (Russia) lost to Denmark's 'In a Better World,' which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Belgium/France, Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
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Spain. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar.
#1684 on The Best Movies of All Time
#61 on The Best Movies of 2011
#185 on The Best R-Rated Thriller Moviessee more on The Skin I Live In
Serbia/Croatia. Directed by Angelina Jolie.
#143 on The Best R-Rated War Moviessee more on In the Land of Blood and Honey
Iran. Directed by Asghar Farhadi.
#1699 on The Best Movies of All Time
#68 on The Best Movies of 2011see more on A Separation
Flowers of War
China. Directed by Yimou Zhang.