Good news for India as many films from the country make it to the qualifiers list of Oscars 2023. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a list of 301 feature films that are eligible for this year’s Oscars.
Apart from India’s official entry, there are other films that have made it to the cut – ‘RRR’, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, ‘The Kashmir Files’ and ‘Kantara’. India’s official entry, Pan Nalin’s ‘Chhello Show’ (Last Film Show) is obviously in the coveted list.
Expressing his excitement at The Kashmir Files making it to the list, director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri tweeted
Among others from India are non-Hindi films, like Marathi films ‘Me Vasantrao’, ‘Tujhya Sathi Kahi Hi’, R Madhavan’s ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’, ‘Iravin Nizhal’ and Kannada movie ‘Vikrant Rona’. Documentaries ‘All That Breathes’ by Shaunak Sen and Kartiki Gonsalves’ ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ are also part of the list.
This shortlist features movies that will compete in various categories. 9,579 eligible members will be voting on Thursday, January. 12 at 9:00 a.m. PST and the official Oscar nominations will be announced January 24.
Oscars will announce the final nominations list on January 24 as 9,579 eligible voting members will begin filling out their ballots. The Oscars ceremony will air live on March 12 from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
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