18 films in the run to represent Italy at the Oscars
18 Italian films are in the run to represent
Italy in the category International Feature Film Award at the 94th
Academy Awards. The candidates are films released or to be released in the territory
between January 2021 and December 2021. The selection committee, appointed by
ANICA upon request of the Academy, will vote the final candidate on October 26th,
2021. The announcement of the nominations is scheduled on February 8th,
2022 and the award ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on March 27th,
The candidates are: 3/19 by
Silvio Soldini; A Chiara by Jonas Carpignano; The
Inner Cage by Leonardo Di Costanzo; Girl Returned by
Giuseppe Bonito; The Bad Poet by Gianluca Jodice; The
Hand of God by Paolo Sorrentino; Ennio by
Giuseppe Tornatore; I Fratelli De Filippo by Sergio
Rubini; Freaks Out by Gabriele Mainetti; The
Giants by Bonifacio Angius; We Still Talk by
Pupi Avati; Mondocane by Alessandro Celli; Parsifal by
Marco Filiberti; The King of Laughter by Mario
Martone; The Catholic School by Stefano Mordini; Superheroes by
Paolo Genovese; Three Floors by Nanni Moretti; Yaya
and Lennie -The Walking Liberty by Alessandro Rak.
The Hand of God by Paolo Sorrentino made it to the Oscar shortlist for Best International Film. The list includes 15 titles.
Sorrentino states: “I am glad to represent Italy at the Oscars. I warmly thank the Committee for choosing my film among so many beautiful works."
Italy is in the Oscar run with Pinocchio by Matteo Garrone, which landed two nominations, and with The Life Ahead by Edoardo Ponti, nominated for Best Song.
Waiting for the Oscar ceremony on April 25h, the Academy unveiled the shortlists for 9 categories, including Best Documentary and Best International Film.