Jami's Moor up against 80 films in Oscars race

Jami's Moor up against 80 films in Oscars race

The full list of submissions to Best Film in a Foreign Language category at the 88th Academy Awards was released today
09 Oct, 2015

Pakistan is making its third attempt to enter the Oscars race this year since the re-institution of the practice in 2012, and Jami Mahmood's poignant drama Moor has been sent for consideration in the Best Film in a Foreign Language category.

The final list of submissions to the category was released today, which revealed that Moor is up against 80 other films in the race.

The 81 foreign-language submissions will be reduced to a shortlist of nine, and then narrowed down to five finalists.

From the South Asian region, submissions include India's Marathi legal drama Court, Jalal’s Story from Bangladesh, Nepal’s Talakjung vs Tulke and Afghanistan's Utopia.

Our other neighbors are sending Go Away Mr. Tumor (China), Muhammad: The Messenger of God (Iran) and “Memories on Stone (Iraq).

Nominations for next year’s Oscars will be announced on January 14, and the ceremony will take place on February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


MHamza Oct 09, 2015 08:15pm
Best of luck to Moor... Its a master piece
Balochistan Oct 09, 2015 08:20pm
Good Luck Moor.
Ga Oct 09, 2015 08:32pm
May more and more people vote for Moor.
A Troll from Nowhere Oct 09, 2015 10:08pm
I don't know why my heart is telling me that MOOR will win the coveted prize.
Hasan Oct 10, 2015 02:22am
You've come a long way Jami !! Best of luck!
Catylyn Jeaner - Hollywood CA Oct 10, 2015 02:25am
Pakistan is now finally becoming a player in the world market of films. The Government of Pakistan needs to get behind this industry as they have talent and scope. It is not enough that Pakistani have limited exposure at Foreign Film Festivals only and sometimes local Pakistanis never get an opportunity to view the films from their own land. Pakistan itself lags in promoting its country, media, talented educated men and women its beautiful areas of tourism the question you people of Pakistan should ask your elected representatives is why are Pakistani Embassy & consulates are treated as social centers by politically appointed cronies and not as centers to promote trade, industry and media?