Oscars 2020: Zoya Akhtar's 'Gully Boy' Out Of Race
Among the films which did manage to reach the final list are ‘The Painted Bird’ from the Czech Republic, ‘Truth and Justice’ from Estonia, ‘Les Misérables’ from France, ‘Those Who Remained’ from Hungary, ‘Honeyland’ from North Macedonia, ‘Corpus Christi’ from Poland, ‘Beanpole’ from Russia, ‘Atlantics’ from Senegal, ‘Parasite’ from South Korea and ‘Pain and Glory’ from Spain. ‘Gully Boy’ is the inspirational story of Divine and Naezy, two rappers who hail from the slums of Dharavi in Mumbai. Earlier, in the same category, ‘Mother India’ in 1958, ‘Salaam Bombay!’ in 1989 and ‘Lagaan’ in 2001, are the only films which made it to the list of the first five films at the Oscars.
Zoya Akhtar's #GullyBoy, India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language category at the 92nd #AcademyAwards, fails to make the cut for Best International Feature Film shortlist @lalitakashyap13 reports— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) December 17, 2019
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