Oscar 1977: Foreign Language Film–Highlights Ignored by the Academy

In 1977, the winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar was the French-speaking film, Madame Rosa, Simone Signoret, directed by Israeli director Mizrachi

The five nominees were:

Madame Rosa, France (winner)

Iphigenia, Greece

Operation Thunderbolt, Israel

A Special Day, Italy

That Obscure Object of Desire, Spain

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

Soldier  of Orange, The Netherlands (directed by Paul Verhoeven)

American Friend, Federal Democracy of Germany (directed by Wim Wenders)