The Woman in Septic Tank or locally “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank“, Philippines’ entry, will vie against 62 other countries in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 84th Academy Awards! Last 13th of October, the official list of accepted films for the upcoming Academy Awards was released on Oscars official Website.

And below is the official list:

Submitted Films for Consideration in the Foreign Language Film Category!

  1. Albania, “Amnesty,” Bujar Alimani
  2. Argentina, “Aballay,” Fernando Spiner
  3. Austria, “Breathing,” Karl Markovics
  4. Belgium, “Bullhead,” Michael R. Roskam
  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina,”Belvedere,” Ahmed Imamovic
  6. Brazil, “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within,” José Padilha
  7. Bulgaria, “Tilt,” Viktor Chouchkov, Jr.
  8. Canada, “Monsieur Lazhar,” Philippe Falardeau
  9. Chile, “Violeta Went to Heaven,” Andrés Wood
  10. China, “The Flowers of War,” Zhang Yimou
  11. Colombia, “The Colors of the Mountain,” Carlos César Arbeláez
  12. Croatia, “72 Days,” Danilo Serbedzija
  13. Cuba, “Havanastation,” Ian Padrón
  14. Czech Republic,”Alois Nebel,” Tomás Lunák
  15. Denmark, “Superclásico,” Ole Christian Madsen
  16. Dominican Republic,”Love Child,” Leticia Tonos
  17. Egypt, “Lust,” Khaled el Hagar
  18. Estonia, “Letters to Angel,” Sulev Keedus
  19. Finland, “Le Havre,” Aki Kaurismäki
  20. France, “Declaration of War,” Valérie Donzelli
  21. Georgia, “Chantrapas,” Otar Iosseliani
  22. Germany, “Pina,” Wim Wenders
  23. Greece, “Attenberg,” Athina Rachel Tsangari
  24. Hong Kong,”A Simple Life,” Ann Hui
  25. Hungary, “The Turin Horse,” Béela Tarr
  26. Iceland, “Volcano,” Rúnar Rúnarsson
  27. India, “Abu, Son of Adam,” Salim Ahamed
  28. Indonesia, “Under the Protection of Ka’Bah,” Hanny R. Saputra
  29. Iran, “A Separation,” Asghar Farhadi
  30. Ireland, “As If I Am Not There,” Juanita Wilson
  31. Israel, “Footnote,” Joseph Cedar
  32. Italy, “Terraferma,” Emanuele Crialese
  33. Japan, “Postcard,” Kaneto Shindo
  34. Kazakhstan, “Returning to the ‘A,’” Egor Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky
  35. Lebanon, “Where Do We Go Now?” Nadine Labaki
  36. Lithuania, “Back to Your Arms,” Kristijonas Vildziunas
  37. Macedonia, “Punk Is Not Dead,” Vladimir Blazevski
  38. Mexico, “Miss Bala,” Gerardo Naranjo
  39. Morocco, “Omar Killed Me,” Roschdy Zem
  40. Netherlands, “Sonny Boy,” Maria Peters
  41. New Zealand,”The Orator,” Tusi Tamasese
  42. Norway, “Happy, Happy,” Anne Sewitsky
  43. Peru, “October,” Diego Vega and Daniel Vega, directors;
  44. Philippines, “The Woman in the Septic Tank,” Marlon N. Rivera
  45. Poland, “In Darkness,” Agnieszka Holland
  46. Portugal, “José and Pilar,” Miguel Gonçalves Mendes
  47. Romania, “Morgen,” Marian Crisan
  48. Russia, “Burnt by the Sun 2: The Citadel,” Nikita Mikhalkov
  49. Serbia, “Montevideo: Taste of a Dream,” Dragan Bjelogrlić
  50. Singapore, “Tatsumi,” Eric Khoo
  51. Slovak Republic,”Gypsy,” Martin Sulík
  52. South Africa,”Beauty,” Oliver Hermanus
  53. South Korea,”The Front Line,” Jang Hun
  54. Spain, “Black Bread,” Agusti Villaronga
  55. Sweden, “Beyond,” Pernilla August
  56. Switzerland, “Summer Games,” Rolando Colla
  57. Taiwan, “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale,” Wei Te-sheng
  58. Thailand, “Kon Khon,” Sarunyu Wongkrachang
  59. Turkey, “Once upon a Time in Anatolia,” Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  60. United Kingdom,”Patagonia,” Marc Evans
  61. Uruguay, “The Silent House,” Gustavo Hernández
  62. Venezuela, “Rumble of the Stones,” Alejandro Bellame Palacios
  63. Vietnam, “The Prince and the Pagoda Boy,” Luu Trong Ninh, director.

The list includes first time entrant is New Zealand. On the other hand, this is actually Philippines’ 23rd submission to Oscars since 1953 and yet none of our movies has been nominated. I hope this time with “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank”, Philippines will make it to the 5 Foreign Language Nominees or better yet bring home the award. To date, only 5 Asian films won in the said category, most of which came from Japan.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide!