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2017 Oscars 85 countries compete for Foreign Language Film nominations

From Algeria to Egypt, check out 85 countries which have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category.

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According to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, 85 countries have submitted films for consideration in the  Foreign Language 89th Oscar category.

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The 85 countries include "Algeria," "Egypt," "Lebanon," with Yemen as a first-time entrant.

The Academy will curtail  the list to a shortlist which will be announced alongside other Oscar nominations on January 24, 2016 at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Check out the full list below:

  1. Albania, Chromium, Bujar Alimani, director

  2. Algeria, The Well, Lotfi Bouchouchi, director

  3. Argentina, The Distinguished Citizen, Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat, directors

  4. Australia, Tanna, Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors

  5. Austria, Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe, Maria Schrader, director

  6. Bangladesh, The Unnamed, Tauquir Ahmed, director

  7. Belgium, The Ardennes, Robin Pront, director

  8. Bolivia, Sealed Cargo, Julia Vargas Weise, director

  9. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Death in Sarajevo, Danis Tanovic, director

  10. Brazil, Little Secret, David Schurmann, director

  11. Bulgaria, Losers, Ivaylo Hristov, director

  12. Cambodia, Before the Fall, Ian White, director

  13. Canada, It’s Only the End of the World, Xavier Dolan, director

  14. Chile, Neruda, Pablo Larraín, director

  15. China, Xuan Zang, Huo Jianqi, director

  16. Colombia, Alias Maria, José Luis Rugeles, director

  17. Costa Rica, About Us, Hernán Jiménez, director

  18. Croatia, On the Other Side, Zrinko Ogresta, director

  19. Cuba, The Companion, Pavel Giroud, director

  20. Czech Republic, Lost in Munich, Petr Zelenka, director

  21. Denmark, Land of Mine, Martin Zandvliet, director

  22. Dominican Republic, Sugar Fields, Fernando Báez, director

  23. Ecuador, Such Is Life in the Tropics, Sebastián Cordero, director

  24. Egypt, Clash, Mohamed Diab, director

  25. Estonia, Mother, Kadri Kõusaar, director

  26. Finland, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, Juho Kuosmanen, director

  27. France, Elle, Paul Verhoeven, director

  28. Georgia, House of Others, Rusudan Glurjidze, director

  29. Germany, Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade, director

  30. Greece, Chevalier, Athina Rachel Tsangari, director

  31. Hong Kong, Port of Call, Philip Yung, director

  32. Hungary, Kills on Wheels, Attila Till, director

  33. Iceland, Sparrows, Rúnar Rúnarsson, director

  34. India, Interrogation, Vetri Maaran, director

  35. Indonesia, Letters from Prague, Angga Dwimas Sasongko, director

  36. Iran, The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi, director

  37. Iraq, El Clásico, Halkawt Mustafa, director

  38. Israel, Sand Storm, Elite Zexer, director

  39. Italy, Fire at Sea, Gianfranco Rosi, director

  40. Japan, Nagasaki: Memories of My Son, Yoji Yamada, director

  41. Jordan, 3000 Nights, Mai Masri, director

  42. Kazakhstan, Amanat, Satybaldy Narymbetov, director

  43. Kosovo, Home Sweet Home, Faton Bajraktari, director

  44. Kyrgyzstan, A Father’s Will, Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu, directors

  45. Latvia, Dawn, Laila Pakalnina, director

  46. Lebanon, Very Big Shot, Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, director

  47. Lithuania, Seneca’s Day, Kristijonas Vildziunas, director

  48. Luxembourg, Voices from Chernobyl, Pol Cruchten, director

  49. Macedonia, The Liberation of Skopje, Rade Šerbedžija, Danilo Šerbedžija, directors

  50. Malaysia, Beautiful Pain, Tunku Mona Riza, director

  51. Mexico, Desierto, Jonás Cuarón, director

  52. Montenegro, The Black Pin, Ivan Marinović, director

  53. Morocco, A Mile in My Shoes, Said Khallaf, director

  54. Nepal, The Black Hen, Min Bahadur Bham, director

  55. Netherlands, Tonio, Paula van der Oest, director

  56. New Zealand, A Flickering Truth, Pietra Brettkelly, director

  57. Norway, The King’s Choice, Erik Poppe, director

  58. Pakistan, Mah-e-Mir, Anjum Shahzad, director

  59. Palestine, The Idol, Hany Abu-Assad, director

  60. Panama, Salsipuedes, Ricardo Aguilar Navarro, Manolito Rodríguez, directors

  61. Peru, Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes), Juan Daniel F. Molero, director

  62. Philippines, Ma’ Rosa, Brillante Ma Mendoza, director

  63. Poland, Afterimage, Andrzej Wajda, director

  64. Portugal, Letters from War, Ivo M. Ferreira, director

  65. Romania, Sieranevada, Cristi Puiu, director

  66. Russia, Paradise, Andrei Konchalovsky, director

  67. Saudi Arabia, Barakah Meets Barakah, Mahmoud Sabbagh, director

  68. Serbia, Train Driver’s Diary, Milos Radovic, director

  69. Singapore, Apprentice, Boo Junfeng, director

  70. Slovakia, Eva Nová, Marko Skop, director

  71. Slovenia, Houston, We Have a Problem! Žiga Virc, director

  72. South Africa, Call Me Thief, Daryne Joshua, director

  73. South Korea, The Age of Shadows, Kim Jee-woon, director

  74. Spain, Julieta, Pedro Almodóvar, director

  75. Sweden, A Man Called Ove, Hannes Holm, director

  76. Switzerland, My Life as a Zucchini, Claude Barras, director

  77. Taiwan, Hang in There, Kids! Laha Mebow, director

  78. Thailand, Karma, Kanittha Kwunyoo, director

  79. Turkey, Cold of Kalandar, Mustafa Kara, director

  80. Ukraine, Ukrainian Sheriffs, Roman Bondarchuk, director

  81. United Kingdom, Under the Shadow, Babak Anvari, director

  82. Uruguay, Breadcrumbs, Manane Rodríguez, director

  83. Venezuela, From Afar, Lorenzo Vigas, director

  84. Vietnam, Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass, Victor Vu, director

  85. Yemen, I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced, Khadija Al-Salami, director

Hungary took home the "Foreign Language Film" win in 2016 with the movie "Son of Saul."

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