Canada goes for Oscar

Let the Oscar race begin! Awards Daily has posted the first set of "For Your Consideration" ads to hit the press. Included in the gallery is one for Incendies, which is Canada's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Incendies picked up the award for best Canadian film at TIFF earlier this year, and it recently scooped top honours at the Vancouver International Film Fest as well. Incendies is directed by Denis Villeneuve, whose Polytechnique won the 2009 Genie Award for Best Picture.

Based on buzz, it sounds like Incendies could go far in the race. However, Best Foreign Film is among the most notorious categories at the Oscars, as films go through a different selection process that involves special committees and whatnot. Lately, the more high profile and/or acclaimed films have been snubbed, but I'm sure common sense will prevail sooner than later. Best of luck Incendies!

(Incendies is currently playing in Quebec theatres. It opens in Ontario theatres January 2011)