WEB DESK: Pakistani movie “Moor” that was contended for ‘Foreign Language Film’ category at the 88th Academy Awards is now ruled out of the race and will not be competing for Oscars.
Nine other films have proceeded to the next round of voting, according to the Oscars website.
Here is the updated list:
Belgium: The Brand New Testament
Colombia: Embrace of the Serpent
Denmark: A War
Finland: The Fencer
France: Mustang, Germany for Labyrinth of Lies
Germany: Labyrinth of Lies
Hungary: Son of Saul
Earlier, Moor’s director Jami was quite happy upon hearing news of his film being shortlisted for an Oscar and was grateful to The Hollywood Reporter for pitting Moor for the Academy Award.
Jami had earlier said that: “I am gaining courage to believe in my style of film making and that it’s important to make movies that just don’t revolve around ‘what’s in’.
The director added, “Knowing the Oscars, it takes a huge campaign to get nominated and I’m not sure if we can make the cut. But being considered by THR is uplifting.”
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, which is competing in the ‘Best Documentary – Short Subject’ category, has advanced to next level.
The documentary follows the story of an eighteen-year-old girl, a rare survivor of an honour killing attempt, who falls in love and lives to tell the tale.
Out of 10 contenders for ‘Best Documentary – Short Subject’ five will earn an Oscar nomination.
Also, He Named Me Malala — which was shortlisted for an Oscar in the ‘Documentary – Feature’ category — has moved on to the next phase.
Fifteen films in this category will be part of the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards out of one hundred and twenty four films originally submitted in the category.
India’s official entry Court has also been ruled out from the battle of the best. along with Pakistan’s Moor.
The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be declared live on January 14, 2016.