'Ajami' on short list for Oscar nomination
List of 9 will be narrowed down to 5 by the time nominations in all categories are announced in February.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF, AP
January 26, 2010 20:50
The Israeli film Ajami was included
Wednesday on the short list of nine foreign films announced by the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as contender in the best
foreign-language category. The number will be narrowed down to five by
the time nominations in all categories are announced on February 2.
Still in contention are El Secreto de Sus Ojos
from Argentina, Samson & Delilah
from Australia, Bulgaria's The World Is Big
and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner
, Un Prophete
from France, Golden Globe winner The White Ribbon
from Germany, Ajami
from Kazakhstan, Winter in Wartime
from the Netherlands and from Peru, Milk of Sorrow
The Academy Award ceremony is set for March 7.
Ajami, a dramatic story of crime in Jaffa that was
co-directed by a Palestinian and a Jew, Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani,
won Best Picture at the 20th Ophir Awards presented by the Israeli
Academy of Film. In the past two years, two Israeli movies have been
nominated for an Oscar in this category, Waltz with Bashir and Beaufort.