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Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy out of Oscars' race

By Geetika Raleh . 17th December 2019 02:16pm
Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy out of Oscars' race

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy made headlines when the film was nominated for the 2019 Best Foreign Language category for the Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences finally announced the nine Oscar categories which include documentary and international feature and make-up and hairstyling. The nine categories are inclusive of Documentary Feature, International Feature Film, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Live-Action Short Film, Make-Up and Hairstyling, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film and Visual Effects.


India’s entry for the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language category was Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. However, the film could not make it to the final list of shortlisted films.

Ninety-one films were eligible for Oscars in the International Feature Film category. Only 10 out of the ninety one could make it to the final list. The films finally selected are The Painted Bird (Czech Republic), Truth and Justice (Estonia), Les Misérables (France), Those Who Remained (Hungary), Honeyland (North Macedonia), Corpus Christi (Poland), Beanpole (Russia), Atlantics (Senegal), (Parasite South Korea) and Pain and Glory (Spain).

The Oscars will be held on 9th February in Los Angeles.

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