UNDERRATED: Agnieszka Holland

Though most nominees in the foreign language category tend to be less than household names in the U.S., American audiences are better acquainted with this director of the moving Nazi occupation drama "In Darkness." Previously nominated for "Europa, Europa" (1990) and "Angry Harvest" (1985), the Polish-born Holland has also brought her deft, sympathetic touch to episodes of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV000000111" title="The Wire (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/the-wire-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV000000111.topic">"The Wire,"</a> "The Killing" and "Treme."
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Though most nominees in the foreign language category tend to be less than household names in the U.S., American audiences are better acquainted with this director of the moving Nazi occupation drama "In Darkness." Previously nominated for "Europa, Europa" (1990) and "Angry Harvest" (1985), the Polish-born Holland has also brought her deft, sympathetic touch to episodes of "The Wire," "The Killing" and "Treme."

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