SA film 'The Wound' nominated for Oscar

SA film 'The Wound' nominated for Oscar

The Academy has come under some skepticism regarding the Foreign Language movies, because of the number of films from every nation that are submitted and only five are the ones to get nominated in the end.

Three Chinese-language films in the Best Foreign Film competition did not make it to the next round, including the action blockbuster "Wolf Warrior II", which has become the highest-grossing Chinese film ever released.

After this, the comedy-drama film was officially sent to the Oscars in the foreign language category this year.

After announcing the shortlist, the nominees for all the categories, along with Best Foreign Language movies will be revealed on 23 January, 2018. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAAS) made the disheartening announcement on Friday.

Films from Chile, Germany and Israel are also among the nine-strong longlist, as are titles from Lebanon, Russia and South Africa.

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The surprise omissions in this list were Angelina Jolie's First They Killed My Father from Cambodia and France's official submission, Robin Campillo's BPM (Beats Per Minute).

Newton which was helmed by Amit V. Masurkar starring Rajkummar Rao is based on the backdrop of elections of the country, however, the film failed to make it to the nomination list of the 90 Academy Awards.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

Critically celebrated Tamil film Visaranai, directed by Vetrimaaran, was the country's official submission to the Oscars past year.

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