Oscar 1980: Foreign Language Film–Highlights Disregarded by Academy

In 1980, the winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar was Russian, Moscow Doesn’t Believe in Tears, from the USSR.

The five nominees were:

Moscow Doesn’t Believe in Tears, USSR (winner)

Confidence, Hungary

The Last Metro, France

The Nest, Spain

Kagemusha, Japan

Two artistic highlights were disregarded by the Academy voters:

Bye Bye Brazil, from Carlos Diegues, Brazil

Every Man for Himself, by Godard, submitted as a Swiss roduction