India’s documentary film ‘Writing with Fire’ has been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in the world, the Academy Award, also known as the Oscar Award. Southern star Suriya’s ‘Jai Bheem’ and Mohanlal’s ‘Marakkar’ were also sent from India for the 9th Academy Awards but could not make it to the nominations. Also, Hollywood’s psychological drama ‘The Power of Dogs’ has dominated the Oscar nominations.
“Writing with the Fire Gates” surprised everyone in the documentary series at the Oscars. Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan announced the nominations Tuesday via the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Twitter page. The award ceremony will be held on March 9.
Writing With Fire, directed by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, is based on the origins of Khabar Lahariya, a newspaper run by Dalit women in India. Sushmit Ghosh said that the film is based on Nirbhaya Dalit women journalists who tell the story of modern Indian women. In the film, female journalists stand by victims of gender and gender-based violence and investigate the incompetence of local police, as well as fight injustice and bullying. Other films nominated in this category include ‘Ascension’, ‘Attika’, ‘Pleas’, ‘Summer of Soul’.
At the Academy Awards, Jane Campion’s psychological drama “The Power of the Dog” is in the race for 303 Oscars. With the film, native New Zealander Jane Champion also became the first woman to be nominated twice in the Best Director category. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress (Kristen Dunst), Supporting Actor (Jesse Lemons, Smith McPhee). The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick… Boom), Will Smith (Kung Richard), Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth) and Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardo).
Jessica Chastain, Olivia Colman, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Kristin Stewart are nominated for Leading Role in Eyes this year, while Steven Spielberg, Jane Campion and Paul Thomas Anderson are nominated for Best Direction. Best Picture includes Dune, Koda, Don’t Look Up, The Power of Dog, West Side Story, Nightmare Alley, King Richard.