Angelina went to the UNCA Awards yesterday, December 15 were Angie was awarded 2017’s UNCA Global Citizen of the Year and you can listed to her speech in the video below. And last, huge congratulations to Angelina, we are all so proud of you! <3
No nomination for First They Killed My Father by the Academy Awards but with so many other nominations we are no reason to be anything but happy! 🙂 Congratulations to everyone nominated!
Now that nominations for the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards have been announced, awards season is in full swing. On Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year’s shortlist of potential Oscar contenders for best foreign-language film.
A record 92 films were submitted for consideration by their respective countries, and the final shortlist includes many expected entries — though it was not without some surprising snubs.
Palme d’Or winner The Square, a Swedish satire of the art world, earned a place on the list, as did Cannes Jury Prize winner Loveless, a drama about divorce and missing persons hailing from Russia. Many expected to see Angelina Jolie earn a nomination for her Cambodian film First They Killed My Father after it received a Golden Globe nod Monday, but it didn’t make the cut.
The selected films (along with country of origin and director) are:
Chile, A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio, director
Germany, In the Fade, Fatih Akin, director
Hungary, On Body and Soul, Ildikó Enyedi, director
Israel, Foxtrot, Samuel Maoz, director
Lebanon, The Insult, Ziad Doueiri, director
Russia, Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev, director
Senegal, Félicité, Alain Gomis, director
South Africa, The Wound, John Trengove, director
Sweden, The Square, Ruben Östlund, director
The nine titles will now screen for committees who will vote for the final nominees in the category, which will be announced Jan. 23. The 90th Oscars will be held Sunday, March 9, and will be televised on ABC.
“About 600,000 people from the Rohingya people fled Myanmar to Bangladesh within two months. It is the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. The vast majority are women, children, newborns and the elderly. They arrive exhausted, bruised, hungry and traumatized. They report that their villages were burned, that women and children were raped; that small children were torn from their mothers’ arms to be killed and that the parents were executed in front of their families. The Rohingya were a stateless people. In Myanmar, they are denied citizenship, other human rights and access to basic services, even though they have lived in the country for centuries. Like all of us, they deserve to belong and live free from violence, discrimination and persecution. They need to be able to return to their homes safely, and their basic human rights guaranteed. At this defining moment, as they struggle to survive as refugees, their lives depend on our help. They are counting on us, so we will not forget and not turn our backs on them. “