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 every year since the award was created in 1956.[1] The award is handed out annually by the Academy to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue.[1][2] The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all the submitted films.[2]

For the 73rd Academy Awards, which were held on March 25, 2001, the Academy invited 75 countries to submit films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[3] Forty-six countries submitted films to the Academy, including Ecuador, which submitted a film for the first time.[4] The Academy released a list of the five nominees for the award on February 13, 2001.[5] The winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film was Taiwan's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which was directed by Ang Lee.[6]


Submitting country Film title used in nomination Original title Language(s) Director(s) Result
 Algeria Little Senegal Little Senegal English, French, Wolof Rachid Bouchareb Not nominated
 Argentina Felicidades Felicidades Spanish Lucho Bender Not nominated
 Austria The Stranger Die Fremde German Götz Spielmann Not nominated
 Belgium Everybody's Famous! Iedereen beroemd! Dutch, English Dominique Deruddere Nominated
 Brazil Me You Them Eu tu eles Portuguese Andrucha Waddington Not nominated
 Bulgaria Letter to America Писмо до Америка Bulgarian, English Iglika Triffonova Not nominated
 Canada Maelström Maelström French Denis Villeneuve Not nominated
 Chile Coronation Coronación Spanish Silvio Caiozzi Not nominated
 China Breaking the Silence Piao liang ma ma Mandarin Sun Zhou Not nominated
 Croatia Marshal Tito's Spirit Maršal Serbo-Croatian Vinko Brešan Not nominated
 Czech Republic Divided We Fall Musíme si pomáhat Czech Jan Hřebejk Nominated
 Denmark A Place Nearby Her i nærheden Danish Kaspar Rostrup Not nominated
 Ecuador Dreams from the Middle of the World Sueños en la mitad del mundo Spanish Carlos Naranjo Estrella Not nominated
 Finland Seven Songs from the Tundra Seitsemän laulua tundralta Nenets, Russian Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio Not nominated
 France The Taste of Others Le Goût des Autres French Agnès Jaoui Nominated
 Georgia 27 Missing Kisses 27 dakarguli kotsna (27 დაკარგული კოცნა) Georgian, French, Russian Nana Djordjadze Not nominated
 Germany No Place to Go Die Unberührbare German Oskar Roehler Not nominated
 Greece Peppermint Peppermint Greek Costas Kapakas Not nominated
 Hong Kong In the Mood for Love Huāyàng niánhuá (花樣年華) Cantonese, Shanghainese Wong Kar-wai Not nominated
 Hungary Glamour Glamour Hungarian Frigyes Gödrös Not nominated
 Iceland Angels of the Universe Englar alheimsins Icelandic Friðrik Þór Friðriksson Not nominated
 India Hey Ram Hey Ram Tamil Kamal Hassan Not nominated
 Iran A Time for Drunken Horses Zamani barayé masti asbha (زمانی برای مستی اسب‌ها) Kurdish, Persian Bahman Ghobadi Not nominated
 Israel Time of Favor Ha-hesder (ההסדר) Hebrew Joseph Cedar Not nominated
 Italy The Hundred Steps I cento passi Italian Marco Tullio Giordana Not nominated
 Japan After the Rain Ame Agaru (雨あがる) Japanese Takashi Koizumi Not nominated
 Mexico Amores perros Amores perros Spanish Alejandro González Iñárritu Nominated
 Morocco Ali Zaoua Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue Arabic, French Nabyl Ayouch Not nominated
   Nepal Mask of Desire Mukundo Nepali Tsering Rhitar Sherpa Not nominated
 Netherlands Little Crumb Kruimeltje Dutch Maria Peters Not nominated
 Norway Odd Little Man Da jeg traff Jesus... med sprettert Norwegian Stein Leikanger Not nominated
 Philippines Anak Anak Filipino, Tagalog Rory B. Quintos Not nominated
 Poland Life as a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease Życie jako śmiertelna choroba przenoszona drogą płciową Polish Krzysztof Zanussi Not nominated
 Portugal Too Late Tarde Demais Portuguese José Nascimento Not nominated
 Russia His Wife's Diary Dnevnik ego zheny (Дневник его жены) Russian Alexey Uchitel Not nominated
 Serbia Sky Hook Nebeska udica Serbian Ljubiša Samardžić Not nominated
 Slovakia Landscape Krajinka Slovak Martin Šulík Not nominated
 South Korea Chunhyang Chunhyangdyeon (춘향뎐) Korean Im Kwon-taek Not nominated
 Spain You're the One Una historia de entonces Spanish José Luis Garci Not nominated
 Sweden Songs from the Second Floor Sånger från andra våningen Swedish Roy Andersson Not nominated
  Switzerland Gripsholm Gripsholm German, Swedish Xavier Koller Not nominated
 Taiwan Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wòhǔ Cánglóng (臥虎藏龍) Mandarin Ang Lee Won Academy Award
 Thailand 6ixtynin9 Ruang Talok 69 (เรื่องตลก) Thai Pen-Ek Ratanaruang Not nominated
 Turkey Run for Money Kaç para kaç Turkish Reha Erdem Not nominated
 Venezuela Oro Diablo Oro Diablo Spanish José Ramón Novoa Not nominated
 Vietnam The Vertical Ray of the Sun Mùa hè chiều thẳng đứng Vietnamese Tran Anh Hung Not nominated

See also


  • "Record 46 Countries in Race for Oscar". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. November 20, 2000. Archived from the original on April 5, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2008.