Earlier on PakiUM, we reported that Jami’s Moor was sent for Oscars nomination by the Pakistani Academy for Oscars Consideration and now, an official report has revealed that the nomination of the movie has been accepted by the Academy in the category of ‘Best Foreign Language Film.’ Pakistani movie is competing against 80 other movies for the final nominations in the category.
According to the report, Eighty-one countries have submitted their official entries for the Foreign-Language Film Oscar race. In next stage, these entries will be shortlisted to nine and then further reduced to final five contenders.
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“Journey itself becomes our destination and with this submission to Oscars our destination is beyond hope now as we now know that our stepping stone was in the right direction.” told Jami.
Final nominations for the 88th Academy Awards will be announced on January 14 and the ceremony will take place on February 28.
The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee was chaired by Emmy and Academy award winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and includes Rohail Hyatt (Pakistani musician, songwriter and founder of Coke Studio), Maheen Khan (acclaimed fashion and costume designer and a veteran of the Pakistani fashion industry), Aamina Sheikh (leading Pakistani actor and model), Satish Anand (film-maker and distributor), Faran Tahir (leading international actor renowned for his roles in Hollywood films Iron Man and Star Trek), Alyy Khan (leading international film and television actor who has appeared in numerous films including A Mighty Heart, Don 2, Traitor and Anjuman), Afia Nathaniel (award winning Director and filmmaker whose debut feature film Dukhtar was selected to represent Pakistani cinema in the Foreign Language Award category at the 87th Academy Awards), Mazhar Zaidi (journalist, film producer, director and documentary film maker) and Daniyal Mueenuddin (award winning Pakistani-American author and writer of short stories).