The Hunt on Oscar shortlist

OSCARS 2014. Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" is one of nine films to enter the race for an Oscar nomination. The five finalist to contend for a Foreign Language Oscar will be announced on 16 January.

Already a Golden Globe nominee, Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" is now on the shortlist for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, as announced Friday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor award in Cannes 2012 for his performance as a mild-mannered kindergarten teacher whose life falls apart when a young girl in his care makes false accusations against him. "The Hunt" is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Morten Kaufmann for Zentropa and has received support from the Danish Film Institute. 

"The Hunt" is shortlisted together with "The Great Beauty" (Italy), "The Broken Circle Breakdown" (Belgium), "The Grandmaster" (Hong Kong), "The Missing Picture" (Cambodia), "An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker" (Bosnia and Herzegovina), "Two Lives" (Germany), "The Notebook" (Hungary) and "Omar" (Palestine).

The final five nominations will be announced on 16 January. Oscar night is on 2 March.

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