After years of award-winning French films missing out on Oscar contention, the country’s National Film Board is reportedly looking to revise its nomination rules. Insiders say this could include allowing films to have limited theatrical runs prior to their official premieres in order to make the Sept. 30 nomination deadline. A handful of French titles are already likely contenders in the Academy Awards’ foreign film category this year.
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