Oscar’s Weird Foreign Policy

“The foreign language nomination committee for the Oscars isn’t the U.N. Security Council, but each year at this time it must wade through global politicking, diplomatic challenges and sometimes hard-to-fathom national preferences as it selects five nominees from the offerings presented by countries around the world.” Some of the choices are unusual – excellent films get passed up while dogs are allowed to bark. So, predictably, there are controversies. “Many of this year’s 54 entries have been bizarre or even difficult to watch.”