Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton which was selected for Oscar 2018 couldn’t make it the final list of nominations.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAAS) has announced that the Amit Masurkar-directed black comedy is not a part of the nine-film line-up which has advanced to the next round of voting.
The 9 films that are a part of Oscars 2018 are:
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
In the Fade (Germany)
On Body and Soul (Hungary)
The Insult (Lebanon)
The Wound (South Africa)
The Square (Sweden)
No Bollywood film has ever won an Oscar to date. The last Indian film that made it to the final five in the Best Foreign Film category list was Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan in 2001.
Mother India (1958) and Salaam Bombay (1989) are the other two Indian movies to have made it to the top five.
Well, this is a sad news for India to not be a part of Oscar again.