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Morocco’s ‘Mother of All Lies Film’ lands Oscar nomination

An African film has secured a spot among 15 shortlisted entries for the International Feature Film category at the 96th Academy Awards.

The category, which attracted films from 88 countries and regions, reflects the diverse and rich storytelling that transcends borders.

The lone African representative is “The Mother of All Lies” from Morocco, a testament to the burgeoning talent and storytelling prowess emerging from the continent.

The film now stands alongside works from countries such as Denmark, France, Japan, and the United Kingdom in the prestigious race for an Oscar nomination.

The Academy’s preliminary round of voting saw members from all branches invited to participate, with a prerequisite minimum viewing requirement to ensure eligibility.

As the competition narrows down, Academy members from various disciplines will have the opportunity to view all 15 shortlisted films before casting their votes in the nominations round.

The 15 shortlisted films, listed alphabetically by country, are as follows:

– Armenia, “Amerikatsi”
– Bhutan, “The Monk and the Gun”
– Denmark, “The Promised Land”
– Finland, “Fallen Leaves”
– France, “The Taste of Things”
– Germany, “The Teachers’ Lounge”
– Iceland, “Godland”
– Italy, “Io Capitano”
– Japan, “Perfect Days”
– Mexico, “Totem”
– Morocco, “The Mother of All Lies”
– Spain, “Society of the Snow”
– Tunisia, “Four Daughters”
– Ukraine, “20 Days in Mariupol”
– United Kingdom, “The Zone of Interest”

Nominations voting is set to commence on Thursday, January 11, 2024, concluding on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. The official announcement of the 96th Academy Award nominations is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

The grand culmination of this celebration of global cinema will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. The event will be televised live on ABC and broadcasted in over 200 territories worldwide, marking a momentous occasion for filmmakers, actors, and enthusiasts alike. As the journey unfolds, the world eagerly awaits to see which films will clinch the coveted nominations and ultimately vie for the prestigious Oscar statuette in the International Feature Film category.

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