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Aamir's Peepli Live out of Oscar race

Aamir Khan's Peepli Live, India's official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film this year, is out of the race with the movie failing to make it to the final nine.

bollywood Updated: Jan 20, 2011 19:16 IST

Aamir Khan's

Peepli Live

, India's official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film this year, is out of the race with the movie failing to make it to the final nine.



Produced by Aamir Khan, the film was selected from 27 movies including

Raajneeti

and

Udaan

to represent India at the Oscars. Aamir had won an Oscar nomination for his 2001 film

Lagaan

. His

Taare Zameen Par

(2007) also returned empty handed from the Oscars. Directed by debutante Anusha Rizvi,

Peepli Live

is a satire on media's trivialisation of farmers' suicide and stars a host of theatre actors. The nine films were selected out of 66 films that had originally qualified in the category.



The list will be winnowed down to the five nominees by the Academy voters for January 25 Oscar nominations. The films that are still in the Oscars race are --Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Mexican film

Biutiful

, starring Javier Bardem, Algeria's

Hors la Loi

(Outside the Law) by director Rachid Bouchareb, Canada's

Incendies

by Denis Villeneuve, Denmark's

In a Better World

by Susanne Bier, Greece's

Dogtooth

by Yorgos Lanthimos, Japan's

Confessions

by Tetsuya Nakashima, South Africa

Life, above All

by Oliver Schmitz, Spain

Tambien la Lluvia

by Iciar Bollain and Sweden's

Simple Simon

by Andreas Ohman. The 83rd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood.