Teichtmeister affair costs us the Oscar

‘Corsage’ is out of the Oscar race. No nomination because of Teichtmeister.

movie theater. At 2:44 p.m. on Tuesday, it was bitter certainty. Ireland’s The Quiet Girl was named the Academy’s fifth and final foreign language film. As expected, Austria is no longer in the Oscar race. The affair surrounding actor Florian Teichtmeister cost the Sisi drama Corsage by Styrian director Marie Kreutzer the nomination. The 95th Oscars will take place again on March 12th without us. So Christopher Waltz (supporting actor, Django Unchained) and Michael Haneke (best foreign language film, love) remain our last Oscar winners: in 2013 we were able to celebrate twice thanks to them.

affair. Of course, the Oscar end came as no surprise: On December 21, the Academy named Corsage on the shortlist of the best 15 foreign-language films. But on January 13, the scandal became public. 58,000 photos of child abuse were found on Teichtmeister, who plays Emperor Franz Josef in the film. That’s why he has to answer in court on February 8th. As a result, a withdrawal from the Oscar race was demanded in many places for Corsage. But those responsible for the film and the responsible trade association remained stubborn. Now the 9,579 members of the Academy presented them with the bill.