91st Oscars Shortlists: While Indian Venture 'period. End Of Sentence' Has Retained Its Place, 'Village Rockstars' Has Been Pushed Out Of The Academy Race

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have narrowed down their list of contestants for 91st Oscars and announced the list of semi-finalists in nine separate categories on Tuesday, December 18.

Written By Diyali Banerjee | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have narrowed down their list of contestants for 91st Oscars and announced the list of semi-finalists in nine separate categories on Tuesday, December 18. The organization took to Twitter and released the final list which includes Guneet Monga's film 'Period. End of Sentence' that highlights Indian women's fights against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation.

The 26-minute film directed by award-winning Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi narrates the experience of a group of girls and women from a small village in northern India who combats social stigma to install a pad machine in their village. The film has been selected for the Documentary Short Subject category.

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Producer Guneet Monga also took to Twitter to talk about the achievement of the film. He took to Instagram and said, "Waking up to this shortlist!! So proud and soo exciting. Watch out for “Period. End of Sentence” our short documentary directed by @raykaz shot by @samdavisdp produced by school girls of Oakwood, Melissa Burton, @lisataback , Garrett. I am so humbled to be a part of the producing team. Executive Produced by me and a @sikhya co-production ❤️ thank you @stacey_sher for bringing me on board ❤️"

Here's the post:

However, the list excludes much-anticipated Indian venture 'Village Rockstars' for the Foreign Language Film Category. Iram Haq's Norwegian drama 'What Will People Say', starring Indian actors Adil Hussain and Ekavali Khanna, has also been pushed out of the Oscar race. Nominations for the 91st Oscars will be announced on January 22, 2019, ahead of the Oscars ceremony which is slated to be held on February 24, 2019. 

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Here's the full list of contenders:

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“Charm City”
“Communion”
“Crime + Punishment”
“Dark Money”
“The Distant Barking of Dogs”
“Free Solo”
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
“Minding the Gap”
“Of Fathers and Sons”
“On Her Shoulders”
“RBG”
“Shirkers”
“The Silence of Others”
“Three Identical Strangers”
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

“Black Sheep”
“End Game”
“Lifeboat”
“Los Comandos”
“My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes”
“A Night at the Garden”
“Period. End of Sentence.”
“’63 Boycott”
“Women of the Gulag”
“Zion”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Colombia, “Birds of Passage”
Denmark, “The Guilty”
Germany, “Never Look Away”
Japan, “Shoplifters”
Kazakhstan, “Ayka”
Lebanon, “Capernaum”
Mexico, “Roma”
Poland, “Cold War”
South Korea, “Burning”

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“Border”
“Mary Queen of Scots”
“Stan & Ollie”
“Suspiria”
“Vice”

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

“Annihilation”
“Avengers: Infinity War”
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Crazy Rich Asians”
“The Death of Stalin”
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”
“First Man”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“A Quiet Place”
“Ready Player One”
“Vice”

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“Treasure” from “Beautiful Boy”
“All The Stars” from “Black Panther”
“Revelation” from “Boy Erased”
“Girl In The Movies” from “Dumplin’”
“We Won’t Move” from “The Hate U Give”
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”
“Trip A Little Light Fantastic” from “Mary Poppins Returns”
“Keep Reachin’” from “Quincy”
“I’ll Fight” from “RBG”
“A Place Called Slaughter Race” from “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“OYAHYTT” from “Sorry to Bother You”
“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”
“Suspirium” from “Suspiria”
“The Big Unknown” from “Widows”

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

“Age of Sail”
“Animal Behaviour”
“Bao”
“Bilby”
“Bird Karma”
“Late Afternoon”
“Lost & Found”
“One Small Step”
“Pépé le Morse”
“Weekends”

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

“Caroline”
“Chuchotage”
“Detainment”
“Fauve”
“Icare”
“Marguerite”
“May Day”
“Mother”
“Skin”
“Wale”

VISUAL EFFECTS

“Ant-Man and the Wasp”
“Avengers: Infinity War”
“Black Panther”
“Christopher Robin”
“First Man”
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Ready Player One”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”
“Welcome to Marwen”

This is for the first time that the shortlists in the music categories have been revealed. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

 

 

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