Ivory Coast submitted a film for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film[nb 1] for the first time in 1976. The award is handed out annually by the United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue.[3] It was not created until the 1956 Academy Awards, in which a competitive Academy Award of Merit, known as the Best Foreign Language Film Award, was created for non-English speaking films, and has been given annually since.[4] The country has only submitted three films: one in 1976, another one in 2015, and another one in 2020. The first submission won the award, whilst the second was not nominated and the 2020 submission made the shortlist.

Submissions

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1956.[4] The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films. Following this, they vote via secret ballot to determine the five nominees for the award.[3] Below is a list of the films that have been submitted by Ivory Coast for review by the Academy for the award by year and the respective Academy Awards ceremony.

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Language Director Result
1976
(49th)
Black and White in Color Noirs et Blancs en couleur French Jean-Jacques Annaud Won Academy Award
2015
(88th)
Run[5] Run French Philippe Lacôte Not nominated
2020
(93rd)
Night of the Kings[6] La Nuit des rois French, Dyula Philippe Lacôte Made shortlist[7]

Notes

  1. ^ The category was previously named the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but this was changed to the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in April 2019, after the Academy deemed the word "Foreign" to be outdated.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ "Academy announces rules for 92nd Oscars". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 23 April 2019. Archived from the original on 11 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Academy Announces Rule Changes For 92nd Oscars". Forbes. Archived from the original on 27 May 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Rule Thirteen: Special Rules for the Foreign Language Film Award" (PDF). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b "History of the Academy Awards - Page 2". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2008.
  5. ^ Essien, Iquo B. (9 October 2015). "Philippe Lacôte's Debut Feature 'Run' Is Ivory Coast's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Entry". IndieWire. Archived from the original on 13 January 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (9 September 2020). "Neon Buys Ivory Coast Awards Contender 'Night of the Kings'". Variety. Archived from the original on 6 October 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  7. ^ Davis, Clayton (9 February 2021). "Oscars Shortlists Announced in Nine Categories". Variety. Retrieved 10 February 2021.