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Submissions from 54 countries named eligible for foreign Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has posted its list of submissions for the Foreign Language Film Award category after eligibility concerns forced committee members to delay publication by one week. While the 54-strong list - a record number of submissions that beats last year's mark by three - includes for the first time an entry from Afghanistan in the form of Jawed Wassel's FireDancer, it is also distinguished by its omissions.

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