I was under the impression that Y Tu Mamá También was not eligible for this upcoming Academy Awards, considering that it was released in 2001 outside the U.S. and was up for last year's Golden Globe for Best Foreign-Language film. However, I guess I was wrong, considering it was nominated for best original screenplay this year. What are the criteria for these nominations? I hear the foreign film criteria is very strict, seeing as how the Academy would not allow Sweden to use Lilja 4-Ever as their selection because a majority of the dialogue was in Russian. The only foreign-language performance that I heard "Oscar buzz" over was Isabelle Huppert in La Pianiste, but that too was released in 2001 outside the States. By the way, does anyone know which film France chose as its selection. I assume 8 Femmes, but have no proof.