Saint Laurent, Winter Sleep in Oscars race
The biopic on the renowned French fashion designer Saint Laurent from France is the latest to hit the list. Directed by Bertrand Bonello, the film stars French actor Gaspard Ulliel as the legendary designer.world cinema Updated: Sep 24, 2014 16:18 IST
In the foreign language section, the strongest entries - at least till now - appear to be Belgium's brilliant film Two Days, One Night by the Dardenne Brothers. Their creation with Marion Cotillard was received with much ecstasy at Cannes. The two other strong contenders are the Cannes Palm d'Or winner, Winter Sleep, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Poland's Ida, an almost hysteric family drama by Pawel Pawlikowski.Some of the others looking to be on the short list of five - that will eventually throw up the winner - are Xavier Dolan's much-admired Mommy, submitted by Canada; Israel's Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, a selection at Cannes and Toronto, by sister-brother moviemakers Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz and Mauritania's Timbuktu, a Cannes hit for director Abderrahmane Sissako.
After the deadline on October 1 the Academy's Foreign Language Film Award Committee will whittle down the list to nine semi-finalists. A second panel will then chose the final five finalists and announce them on January 15, 2015 along with the various other nominations. The winner will be voted on by all the Academy members.
The Oscars will pop out of the envelopes on February 22, 2015 in a grand ceremony at Los Angeles.
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