SA film 'The Wound' nominated for Oscar

Newton’ remains one of India’s finest films Hansal Mehta

They include German entrant In the Fade, which won Diane Kruger a best actress award at Cannes, and Russian film Loveless, which received the festival's jury prize.

Nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards, or the Oscars, organizers said Thursday.

After this, the comedy-drama film was officially sent to the Oscars in the foreign language category this year. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAAS) made the disheartening announcement on Friday. The movies that have advanced in the race are Chile's A Fantastic Woman, the victor of the Cannes Palme D'or The Square, Hungary's On Body and Soul, Germany's In the Fade, Russia's Loveless, South Africa's The Wound, Israel's Foxtrot, Lebanon's The Insult and Senegal's Felicite.

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Newton which was helmed by Amit V. Masurkar starring Rajkummar Rao is based on the backdrop of elections of the country, however, the film failed to make it to the nomination list of the 90 Academy Awards. The only Indian movies that have managed to get nominated for Oscars have been, Mother India (1957), Lagaan (2001) and Salaam Bombay (1988). The shortlisted films have been selected from 92 titles that had originally been considered in the category.

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on January 23, 2018, and the ceremony will be held on March 4 at Hollywood's Dolby Theater in the western US city of Los Angeles. With the release of the film, the discussion started about going to Oscars.

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