Oscar 1976: Foreign Language Film–Highlights Ignored by the Academy

In 1976, the winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar was the French-speaking film, Black and White in Color, starring Isabelle Huppert, submitted as an entry from the Ivory Coast.

The five nominees were:

Black and White in Color, France (winner)

Cousin, Cousine, France

Jacob, the Liar, Federal Democracy of Germany

Nights and Days, Poland

Lacomb, Lucien, France

Seven Beauties, Italy

There were many good foreign language films that were disregarded by the Academy, among them:

Xica, Brazil

Cria, Spain

Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000, Switzerland