Rajkummar Rao starrer film Newton, was the official entry in to the Oscars 2018. However, the film is now out of the race. The official website of the Oscars made the announcement on December 14, 2017.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that nine films will be taken to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film Category for the upcoming 90th edition of Academy Awards. Unfortunately, Newton could not make it to the list.
The film Newton is directed by Amit V. Masurkar and has Rajkummar Rao in the lead. The story of the film is set against the backdrop of elections in India. The black comedy drama was produced by Manish Mundra . The shortlisted films have been selected out of 92 titles which were originally considered in the category.
Nominations for all the segments at the Oscar Awards will be announced on January 23, 2018. The grand ceremony is scheduled to be held on March 4, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The Indian films who have made it to the top 5 in the Best Foreign Language Film category include Salaam Bombay, Mother India and Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, but none of them have won the honour so far.
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