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94th Academy Awards: Mohanlal's period drama 'Marakkar' fails to make the cut for Oscar nominations

Marakkar sees the magical duo of Mohanlal and Priyadarshan back with a bang. The actor plays the title role of Marakkar. Credited to be the most expensive film ever made in Malayalam cinema, Marakka bagged the Best Feature Film, Best Special Effects, and Best Costume awards at the 67th National Film Awards in October 2021.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 09, 2022 7:21 IST
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Marakkar fail to make it to Oscar nominations

Highlights

  • Marakkar failed to make it to the list of nominations for the 94th Academy Awards
  • Directed by Priyadarshan, Mohanlal starrer is one of the most expensive films

Director Priyadarshan's Malayalam war film 'Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham', failed to make it to the list of nominations for the 94th Academy Awards that were announced recently. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan, the 94th nominations show began precisely at 6.48 PM (IST). 'Marakkar,' one of the most expensive films in the history of Malayalam cinema, narrates the epic tale of Kunjali Marakkar IV, a Malabar sea lord and his epic battles against the Portuguese. The movie had won three National Awards -- Best Feature Film, Best Special Effects and Best Costume Design.

Ten nominees were announced in the Best Picture category, which was the last of the categories to be announced. While all other nominees in all other categories were chosen by members of their respective branches, nominees for Best Picture were chosen by the entire academy.

The films that have been nominated under this category are 'Belfast', 'Coda', 'Don't Look Up', 'Drive My Car', 'Dune', 'King Richard', 'Licorice Pizza', 'Nightmare Alley', 'The Power of the Dog' and 'West Side Story'.

In the International Feature Film category, five films were nominated. The films that managed to make the cut in this list are 'Drive My Car' (Japan), 'Flee' (Denmark), 'The Hand of God' (Italy), 'Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom' (Bhutan) and 'The Worst Person in the World' (Norway).

Both 'Jai Bhim' and 'Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham' (Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea), were on the list of 276 movies eligible for this year's Academy Awards.

The Oscar ceremony is scheduled to be held on Sunday, March 27, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and will be televised on the American network ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

(With IANS inputs)

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