Jami's Moor out of the Oscar race

Jami's Moor out of the Oscar race

Pakistan still has a shot at the Oscars. Sharmeen Obaid's A Girl In The River made the cut in best documentary short
18 Dec, 2015

Jami Mahmood's drama film Moor did not make it to the shortlist of the Academy Awards' Best Foreign-Language Film category.

According to Variety, the Academy has advanced the following nine films in that category:

Belgium, “The Brand New Testament,” Jaco Van Dormael, director;

Colombia, “Embrace of the Serpent,” Ciro Guerra, director;

Denmark, “A War,” Tobias Lindholm, director;

Finland, “The Fencer,” Klaus Härö, director;

France, “Mustang,” Deniz Gamze Ergüven, director;

Germany, “Labyrinth of Lies,” Giulio Ricciarelli, director;

Hungary, “Son of Saul,” László Nemes, director;

Ireland, “Viva,” Paddy Breathnach, director;

Jordan, “Theeb,” Naji Abu Nowar, director.

However, Pakistan's luck has not totally run out in the Oscars race. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness has been shortlisted with nine other films in the category of Best Documentary - Short Subject, it was announced in October. The documentary is based on the subject of honour-killing and is a joint production of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC) Films and Home Box Office (HBO).

The final five nominees in Best Documentarty Short category will be announced on January 14 with the rest of the nominations of the 88th Academy Awards.


Futurewizard Dec 18, 2015 06:59pm
I think we should have similar program for south Asian or sarc countries.
Naim Asher Dec 18, 2015 07:40pm
It is not easy for films from Indian subcontinent to win the academy award. Marathi film "Court" was a great film, but did not make the cut. In India it is mostly Marathi and Bengali cinema which has superior content and storytelling.
Nani_Patekar Dec 18, 2015 10:21pm
Well done, Jami. You made a great film despite of all the challenges. That's all that matters to us. Proud of you!
cbing Dec 19, 2015 12:42am
@Naim Asher So is Tamil and Malayalam, down south dude.
MB Dec 19, 2015 12:47am
It was an awful movie so not a surprise
sami qahar Dec 19, 2015 01:59am
Oscar or no Oscar... It was a wonderful film and great story telling.
Hamid shafiq Dec 19, 2015 09:21am
support to A girl in the river and should be win the Oscar again this time .
Hasan Dec 20, 2015 01:19am
Next time Jami. Your movie was definitely an Oscar material
Rameez Dec 21, 2015 03:33pm
"Son of Saul" is going to win.