Golden Globe Awards winner IN A BETTER WORLD and Javier Bardem's BIUTIFUL have been selected in the final Best Foreign Film Oscar shortlist before next week's (25Jan11) nominations.
The field has been narrowed down from 65 films to nine.
Algeria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Spain, South Africa and Sweden are represented on the list.
Films up for contention include Simple Simon, Hors la Loi (Outside the Law), Dogtooth and Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain).