OSCARS 2014: Seventy Six (76) Countries Submit Entries for Consideration in the Foreign-Language Film Category; India’s Entry, “The Good Road”, Philippines’ Entry, ‘Transit”


Seventy Six (76) Countries have submitted entries for consideration for the Foreign-Language Film Category. The Oscars (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) is a prestigious annual event where the best films are featured and awarded. It would be the 86th Academy Awards.

Worth to mention are India’s Entry, “The Good Road” directed by Gyan Correa and the Philippines’ entry ‘Transit” directed by Hannah Espia. Iran’s director Asghar Farhadi has also participated with his film “The Past,

The selection of Gyan Correa’s “The Good Road” in India for the Oscars had created an alleged tiff  between Ritesh Batra,  “The Lunch Box” director, and the selection committee. In the end, Batra reportedly apologized but requested that the jury should be more transparent in their deliberations.

Meanwhile, in the Philippines a petition for the inclusion of  Superstar Nora Aunor’s multi-awarded film, “Thy Womb”, in the Oscars has been circulated, without succeeding in its goal. Some critics believed that “Thy Womb” would have more chances of succeeding in the Oscars, if it would have been selected.

Still, movie fans wish both films, “Transit” and “The Good Road” only the best in the 86th Academy Awards. May the best film win.

Here’s the complete list of films from 76 countries.

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