Films from Mexico, Poland, Lebanon, Japan and Germany are competing in the Academy Awards race for best foreign-language film.

Five nominees announced Tuesday include Alfonso Cuaron’s Mexican memory masterpiece, “Roma,” Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s black-and-white period drama “Cold War” and Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki’s child-poverty drama “Capernaum.”

Also in the running are “Shoplifters,” the story of a family on society’s margins by Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda, and German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s artist biopic “Never Look Away.”

The winner will be announced at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony on Feb 24.

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This image released by Amazon Studios shows Joanna Kulig in a scene from
This image released by Amazon Studios shows Joanna Kulig in a scene from “Cold War.” On Tuesday, Jan. (Amazon Studios via AP)
This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from
This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from “Capernaum.” On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows a scene from
This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows a scene from “Shoplifters.” On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film. (Magnolia Pictures via AP)
This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from
This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from “Never Look Away.” On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
This image released by Netflix shows filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, left, and Yalitza Aparicio on the set of
This image released by Netflix shows filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, left, and Yalitza Aparicio on the set of “Roma. (Carlos Somonte/Netflix via AP)

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