Bollywood flick 'Newton' out of Oscar 2018 race
Los Angeles: Amit V Masurkar directorial film Newton's journey has come to an end as the movie has not made it to the list of films shortlisted in the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced that nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards, according to the official website of the Oscars.
Newton features the stellar Rajkummar Rao in a story set against the backdrop of elections in the world's largest democracy, was not a part of it.
The shortlisted films have been selected from 92 titles that had originally been considered in the category.
The movies that are shortlisted:
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
In the Fade (Germany)
On Body and Soula (Hungary)
The Insult (Lebanon)
The Wound (South Africa)
Nominations for all categories of the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on January 23.
The Oscars ceremony will be held on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre here.
It may be mentioned that Mother India, Salaam Bombay! and Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India are the only Indian films that made it to the top five in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards, but none have won the honour.