Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton, which was India’s official entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the 2018 Oscars, couldn’t make it to the final list of nominations.
The official website of the Oscars released the list of nine features which have advanced to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category and the Amit V. Masurkar directorial didn’t find a place in it.
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) and The Square (Sweden) have made the cut to the shortlist.
So far, Mother India, Salaam Bombay, and Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India , are the only Indian films that that made it to the top five in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards, but none have won the honour.
The Oscars ceremony will be held on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre.