The Oscars: Nigeria’s Milkmaid Falls Short

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), has announced shortlists for the International Features Films (IFF), documentary features, and VFX for consideration for the 93rd Oscars.

The academy made this disclosure while urging film lovers to visit their website to view the shortlisted films

The nine categories and number of films include documentary feature (15), documentary short subject (10), international feature (15), makeup and styling (10), animated short film (10), live-action short film (10), original score (15), original song (15), and visual effects (10).

The Milkmaid, Nigeria’s only entry for the international feature film (IFF) Oscar category, unfortunately did not make the shortlist.

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15 films would now advance to the next round of voting in the IFF category for the 93rd Academy Awards.

Films selected in the International Feature Film category include “Night of the Coasts” from Ivory Coast, “A Man Who Sold his Skin” from Tunisia’, “I’m No Longer Here” from Mexico, “Sun Children” from Iran, “Hope” from Norway and “Dear Comrades” from Russia, among others.

These films would advance to the next round of voting, which begins on March 5, to end on March 10.

The International Feature Film category formerly known as the Best Foreign Language Film, was first introduced in the 1940s to the Academy Awards.

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Bong Joon- Ho’s “Parasite’’ won this category in 2020 and also won the overall Best Picture award.

Films from 93 countries are eligible in the category and academy members from all branches have been invited to participate in the preliminary round of voting.

The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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