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Canada to announce its film pick for the foreign-language Oscar category

FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File

MONTREAL – Canada announces its Oscar hopeful today.

Telefilm Canada is holding a press conference in Montreal to reveal the feature film it’s submitted for consideration in the best foreign-language film category.

Canada has had four nominees compete in this category in the past six years.

They include Denis Villeneuve’s “Incendies,” Agnieszka Holland’s co-production “In Darkness,” Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar” and Kim Nguyen’s “Rebelle.”

The submission is chosen by a committee of 23 voting members representing major government agencies and national film industry associations.

Last year, Canada submitted Xavier Dolan’s acclaimed feature “Mommy,” but it failed to earn a nomination.

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