Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A Bit of History: Philippine Entries to the Oscars

1953 (26th Academy Awards) - Genghis Khan (Directed by Manuel Conde) *Under consideration for Honorary Foreign Language Film Award

1956 (29th) - Anak Dalita (Directed by Lamberto V. Avellana)

1961 (34th) - The Moises Padilla Story (Directed by Gerardo de Leon)

1967 (40th) - Dahil Sa Isang Bulaklak (Because of a Flower; Directed by Luis Nepomuceno)

1978 (51st) - Ganito Kami Noon...Paano Kayo Ngayon? (As We Were; Directed by Eddie Romero)

1984 (57th) - Karnal (Of the Flesh; Directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya)

1985 (58th) - Kapit sa Patalim, Bayan Ko (My Country--In Desperate Straits; Directed by Lino Brocka)

1995 (68th) - Inagaw Mo ang Lahat sa Akin (Harvest Home; Directed by Carlitos Siguion-Reyna)

1996 (69th) - Segurista (Dead Sure; Directed by Amable Aguiluz)

1997 (70th) - Milagros (Directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya)

1998 (71st) - Sa Pusod ng Dagat (in the Navel of the Sea; Directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya)

1999 (72nd) - Saranggola (The Kite; Directed by Gil M. Portes)

2000 (73rd) - Anak (The Child; Directed by Rory B. Quintos)

2001 (74th) - Gatas...Sa Dibdib ng Kaaway (In the Bosom of the Enemy; Directed by Gil M. Portes)

2002 (75th) - Mga Munting Tinig (Small Voices; Directed by Gil M. Portes)

2003 (76th) - Dekada '70 (Directed by Chito S. Roño)

2004 (77th) - Crying Ladies (Directed by Mark Meily)

2006 (79th) - Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros; Directed by Auraeus Solito)

2007 (80th) - Donsol (Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr.)

TOMORROW: A piece on why the Philippines has not yet succeeded in getting itself a Best Foreign Language Film nomination.

Information source: Torene Svitil, Awards Department Head, AMPAS
Photo source: Philippine Cinema Vault

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