Malayalam film ‘Jallikattu’ is out of the Oscars 2021 race as the Academy announced its shortlist in the Best International Feature Film category. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the shortlists for nine categories for the upcoming Oscars.
A massive total of 238 documentary features and 93 international features were contending for just 15 shortlisted names in each of these categories.
The shortlist for the original score includes Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who was recognized both for their work on longtime collaborator David Fincher’s 1940-set period biopic ‘Mank’ and Pixar’s animated ‘Soul’, for which they created music of the ‘Great Before.
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The categories and number of films include a documentary feature (15), documentary short subject (10), international feature (15), makeup and hairstyling (10), original score (15), original song (15), animated short film (10), live-action short film (10) and visual effects (10). Academy Award nominations will be announced on 15 March.
On the other hand, Bittu from India has made it to the Best Live Action short-film short-list:
Films from 93 countries were eligible in the category, the most in Oscars history.
The Best International Feature film shortlist includes the following titles:
Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Quo Vadis, Aida?”
Chile, “The Mole Agent”
Czech Republic, “Charlatan”
Denmark, “Another Round”
France, “Two of Us”
Guatemala, “La Llorona”
Hong Kong, “Better Days”
Iran, “Sun Children”
Ivory Coast, “Night of the Kings”
Mexico, “I’m No Longer Here”
Russia, “Dear Comrades!”
Taiwan, “A Sun”
These 15 titles will move on to the official phase one voting, which will take place on March 5-9. The Oscar nominations will be announced on March 15, with the show scheduled to take place on April 25.
Jallikattu (2019) is an action drama film is directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery with a screenplay by S Hareesh and R Jayakumar. It is based on the short story named Maoist by Hareesh. The film stars Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad, and Santhy Balachandran.