Nine films have been named to the Oscar shortlist for the Foreign Language Film category at the upcoming Academy Awards. Included in that list is the animated Waltz with Bashir. After additional voting the list will be narrowed to the five final nominees. The full list follows:

Austria, Revanche, Gotz Spielmann, director
Canada, The Necessities of Life, Benoit Pilon, director
France, The Class, Laurent Cantet, director
Germany, The Baader Meinhof Complex, Uli Edel, director
Israel, Waltz with Bashir, Ari Folman, director
Japan, Departures, Yojiro Takita, director
Mexico, Tear This Heart Out, Roberto Sneider, director
Sweden, Everlasting Moments, Jan Troell, director
Turkey, 3 Monkeys, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, director