Films from Albania, Azerbaijan, Slovakia and Slovenia will compete for Oscars gold in 2011, as Academy Awards officials close the deadline for foreign film entries. Sixty five nations have entered the race for the 2010 Foreign Language Film Oscar, including first-time entrants Ethiopia and Greenland.
Ethiopia will be represented by Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew's "The Athlete", while "Nuummiog" has been selected as Greenland's official entry. France, Finland, Hong Kong, Greece, Latvia, the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, Romania, Russia, South Africa and Spain are also represented in the first Oscars list for 2011.
The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on January 25, 2011. Between now and then, the Best Foreign Film list will be dwindled down to five.