Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton, which was India’s official entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the 2018 Oscars, couldn’t make it to the final list of nominations.
Oscars released the list of nine features which have advanced to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category. The nine films competing for the best foreign language film Oscar are:
The nominations for Academy Awards 2018 will be announced on January 23, 2018, and the awards will take place on March 4, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Newton was chosen from among 26 titles from different languages by the Film Federation of India (FFI). This decision received a lot of criticism as some thought that Dangal was deserved to be sent to Oscars. It was also alleged that Newton was inspired by a 2001 Iranian movie titled Secret Ballot.