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Academy Announces Foreign Language Film Shortlist For Oscars 2020 – SA’s ‘Knuckle City’ Didn’t Make The Cut

Knuckle City is director Jahmil X. T. Qubeka’s fourth feature film. Another one of Jahmil’s films, Sew the Winter to My Skin, was also South Africa’s 2018 Oscars submission. The film was not nominated but won several other awards.

On Monday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories: 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

Films that made the list include the much talked about South Korean drama Parasite by Bong Joon Ho’s, Pain and Glory by Pedro Almodovar and Atlantics from Senegal directed by Mati Diop.

See the full list here:

Czech Republic, The Painted Bird

Estonia, Truth and Justice

France, Les Misérables

Hungary, Those Who Remained

North Macedonia, Honeyland

Poland, Corpus Christi

Russia, Beanpole

Senegal, Atlantics

South Korea, Parasite

Spain, Pain and Glory

Nominations for Academy Awards will be announced on 13 January with the ceremony set to take place on 9 February. 

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