The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA®) in the UK has announced its nominees for the Orange Award in the Best Foreign Language Film of 2007 category. The five nominees are:
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (France) IMDb,
THE KITE RUNNER (USA) IMDb,
THE LIVES OF OTHERS (Germany, won Oscar® last February) IMDb,
LUST, CAUTION (Taiwan) IMDb,
LA VIE EN ROSE (France) IMDb.
AMPAS® has committees to short-list nominations. This year, for the first time, BAFTA has Chapters and, as with AMPAS, the BAFTA Chapter "is comprised of Academy voting members with expertise in a specific area of the film industry, so that the people who vote initially are those with professional knowledge of the category in question." The full membership will view the nominated movies to determine the 2007 winner.
Nominations in all categories will be announced Sunday, 16 January 2008, and presented 10 February.