Wednesday, January 14, 2009

'Gomorrah' Out Of Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Race

Cannes Film Festival winner Gomorrah has shockingly failed to progress in the race for best foreign language film prize at the Oscars next month.

The Italian mafia movie, which won the grand prix at the French gala, is not in the Academy's nine-strong shortlist.

Golden Globe-winning Israeli animation Waltz With Bashir is joined by films from countries including Austria, Germany, Mexico and Turkey.

Five finalists will be announced at the Oscars nominations on 22 January.

Waltz With Bashir could be in line for two major Oscar nods at the ceremony in the best foreign language and best animation categories.

Gomorrah won the European Film 2008 best film award in Copenhagen on 6 December 2008.

Gomorrah Trailer