“Suspiria” in the Oscar Race, “Dogman” out
The Oscar race is over for Dogman. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced
the shortlisted titles for Best Foreign-Language Film and Matteo Garrone’s film is not in it. The selected titles are: Roma by Alfonso Cuaron (Mexico), Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda
(Japan), Birds of Passage by Cristina
Gallego and Ciro Guerra (Colombia), The
Guilty by Gustav Moller (Denmark), Never
Look Away by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Germany), Capharnaum by Nadine Labaki (Lebanon), Ayka by Sergei Dvortsevoy (Kazakystan), Cold War by Pawel Pawlikoski (Poland),
and Burning by Lee Chang-dong (South
Korea). Italy is still in the mix with Luca
shortlisted in the categories Best Make-Up and Hairstyling, and Best Original
Song for Thom Yorke’s Suspirium. The
nominations of the 91st Oscars will be unveiled on January 22nd,
and the ceremony will be held on February 24th.
Matteo Garrone's film, winner of the Best Actor Award at Cannes for Marcello Fonte's performance, is due to represent Italy in the Oscars Best Foreign-language Film nomination race.
Guillermo del Toro's Golden Lion winner The Shape of Water is the winner at this year's Academy Awards with four Oscars: Best Film, Best Director, Best Art Direction, and Best Original Score. Italy can be happy too as James Ivory wins Best Adapted Screenplay for Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name.
It's the day of revenge for Luca Guadagnino. Often overlooked in Italy, considered too international and "bourgeois", he's now enjoying the success following his four Oscar nominations, including that for Best Film. We are at the Hotel de Russie in Rome where, along with his two actors Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, the director his meeting the press upon the Italian release of Call Me by Your Name.
A special selection committee has chosen Jonas Carpignano's A Ciambra to represent Italy in the Oscar run for Best Foreign Language Film. The film is executive produced by Martin Scorsese.