63 nations vie for foreign language film Oscar

October 14th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) As many as 63 entries, including a first time entry from New Zealand, have been submitted for consideration in the foreign language film category for the 84th Academy Awards.New Zealand has sent “The Orator” as its official entry, said a press statement on official website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Indian entry, director Salim Ahamed’s national award winning “Adaminte Makan Abu” is a family drama about an elderly Muslim couple and their struggle to go on a pilgrimage to Haj. The movie was chosen over 15 others by the Film Federation of India (FFI) to represent the country for the prestigious award.

The 84th Academy Awards will be held Feb 27, 2012 and the final nominations will be announced Jan 24, 2012, in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

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