Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ Out Of Oscars 2020 Race (Photo Credit: Instagram)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has finally announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories and Zoya Akhtar’ Gully Boy doesnot feature in the list for the International Feature Film segment.
Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects are the categories for which The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences names for the final race.
The films that were short-listed along with the country they belong are:
Czech Republic, “The Painted Bird”
Estonia, “Truth and Justice”
France, “Les Misérables”
Hungary, “Those Who Remained”
North Macedonia, “Honeyland”
Poland, “Corpus Christi”
South Korea, “Parasite”
Spain, “Pain and Glory”
In the nominations round, Academy members from all branches are invited to opt-in to participate and must view all 10 shortlisted films in order to cast a ballot.
Gully Boy starred Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Raaz, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Amruta Subhash. The film, which is a coming-of-age story about an aspiring street rapper from Dharavi in Mumbai was both a critical and commercial hit. It is written by Zoya Akthar and Reema Kagti and produced by Tiger Baby and Excel Entertainment. The film was released on 14 February.
According to reports, 28 films were submitted to be considered by the selection panel to choose one as India’s entry for the Academy Awards. These films included, Andhadhun, Article 15, Badhaai Ho, Bulbul Can Sing, Super Deluxe, Uri, Uyare and Vada Chennai.