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All Indian films, including Konkani ‘Nachom-ia’ out from Oscars


The final list of Oscar nominations was declared last night. All the four Indian films, including Konkani film ‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’, are out of the race.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘The Revenant’ has received 12 nominations.

There are altogether 24 awards and the juries have selected five films each for the award.

The final results of the 88th Academy awards would be announced on Sunday, 28 February. 

It was for the first time in the history of Konkani cinema, Bardroy Barreto’s first feature film ‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’ was shortlisted in two categories – Best Film and Best Original Score (background music).

‘Nachom-ia’ was competing with 111 films in the category of Best Original Score while total 316 films were competing in the Best Film category.

Along with it were three more Indian films shortlisted for the Academy Awards – Hemalkasa in Hindi, Jalam in Malayalam and ‘Rangi Taranga’ in Kannada.

Government of India’s official entry of ‘Court’ in Marathi in the Best Foreign Film category was also out of race.

Though the Konkani film could not reach in the final list of nominations at the world’s biggest film award, Nachom-ia has till date won seven awards at different international film festivals and three national awards.

National Awards:

Best Konkani film

Best Production Design in open category

Special mention by Jury for Acting (Female) – Palomi Ghosh

International Awards:

London International Film Festival: Audience choice for Best Film.

Brasov International Film Festival, Romania: Best Film.

Milan International Film Festival, Italy: Best Music and Best Sound Design (open category) and Best Director (Foreign Film).

Global Music Award Silver Medal: Best Music and Best Background Score.

Official Selections:

Melbourne Indian Film Festival

Mexico Cinefest

Chicago South Asian Film Festival

Seattle South Asian Film Festival

Mumbai Moving Images Festival (MAMI)

All Lights International Film Festival, Kochi

International Film Festival of India (IFFI)

Bahamas International Film Festival

Honolulu South Asian Film Festival (Jan - Feb, 2016)

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