The Israeli movie ‘Footnote’ is now officially nominated for the Best Foreign Film Award at this year’s Oscars, it was just announced. The movie will compete against other foreign language movies from Iran, Belgium and poland.
‘Footnote’s director Joseph Cedar is no stranger to the Oscars, as his movie ‘Beaufort’ was nominated in the very same category in 2008, and started a run of three consecutive years, in which an Israeli movie was nominated for Best Foreign Film Award at the glamorous show (‘Waltz with Bashir’ was nominated in 2009, and ‘Ajami’ was nominated in 2010). Last year Israel sent ‘The Human Resources Manager’ to compete in the Best Foreign Film category, but the movie missed the final cut and didn’t get nominated. So far, Israel has never won in this category, and ‘Footnote’ is the 10th movie nominated in this category since Israel started sending movies for Oscars consideration, in 1964.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center(r), and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
The nominees for Best Foreign Film Award at this year’s Oscars are:
‘In Darkness’ (Poland)
‘Monsieur Lazar’ (Canada)
‘A Seperation’ (Iran)