You might be surprised who the BFCA correctly honored
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Foreign Language Film 2006
Critics' Choice: "Kung Fu Hustle"
Oscar's Choice: "Tsotsi"
Why: Gavin Hood's South African drama was certainly solid, but "Hustle" was a pop culture, critically acclaimed smash. Of course, Hong Kong didn't even submit "Hustle" for Academy consideration even though it earned 16 Hong Kong Film Awards nominations and won six including Best Picture. Still, at least the BFCA were smart enough to reward it when they could.
- Gregory Ellwood