Los Angeles:Among the big surprises at January's Oscar nominations was a foreign language movie nod for Belgium's 'Bullhead', and perhaps nobody was more shocked than its first-time director, Michael Roskam, and leading man, Matthias Schoenaerts.
The nomination, Oscar watchers seemed certain, would go to the Dardennes brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc, who are icons of Belgian cinema. After all, their 'The Kid with a Bike' won a Grand Prix award at the Cannes film festival last May and "Kid" is widely-considered their most accessible film yet.
"I thought this time they will make it because they were never Academy Award nominated," Schoenaerts told Reuters. "And then it came as a surprise that we made it."
Schoenaerts was in France when he heard the news on the set of his new movie, 'Rust & Bone', which is co-produced by the none other than the Dardennes....more
03:52 PM, Feb 20, 2012