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Rajkummar Rao’s Newton out of Oscar race. Here are the 9 films that made the cut

Rajkummar Rao starred Newton has not been able to make it to the final round at the Academy Awards in the Best Film in Foreign Language category.

bollywood Updated: Dec 15, 2017 15:15 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Rajkummar Rao’s performance earned applause in Newton.

India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018, Newton, is out of the race for the honour.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced that nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards, according to the official website of the Oscars.

Newton, directed by Amit V. Masurkar and starring the stellar Rajkummar Rao in a story set against the backdrop of elections in the world’s largest democracy, was not a part of it.

The shortlisted films have been selected from 92 titles that had originally been considered in the category. Here’re the final nine:

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

In the Fade (Germany)

On Body and Soul (Hungary)

Foxtrot (Israel)

The Insult (Lebanon)

Loveless (Russia)

Felicite (Senegal)

The Wound (South Africa)

The Square (Sweden)

Nominations for all categories of the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on January 23.

The Oscars ceremony will be held on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre here.

So far, Mother India, Salaam Bombay, and Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India are the only Indian films that made it to the top five in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards, but none have won the honour.

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First Published: Dec 15, 2017 09:54 IST