Oscar snubs Angelina! Jolie's Cambodian biopic fails to make cut for Best Foreign Language Film nominees
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences revealed the nine finalists for nominations on Thursday in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Jolie's film First They Killed My Father that was submitted as Cambodia's entry did not make the cut.
Oscar snub: Angelina Jolie, shown on Thursday in New York City, was snubbed by the Oscars as her Cambodian film was not a finalist for Best Foreign Language Film nominations
The film directed by Jolie, 42, and co-written by her and Loung Ung based on Ung's memoir of the same name was considered as a favorite for an Oscar nomination.
First They Killed My Father was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film for the upcoming Golden Globes and also for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
Jolie in addition to being a US citizen also has Cambodian citizenship, which helped qualify her film as Cambodia's entry.
The French entry BPM about the AIDS epidemic in France in the 1990s also was overlooked by the Oscars.
Biographical thriller: Sareum Srey Moch is shown in a still from First They Killed My Father set during the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia
Nine films remained in contention for the five nominations.
The included the Chile entry A Fantastic Woman; Germany's In The Fade starring Diane Kruger; Hungary's On Body And Soul; Israel's Foxtrot; Lebanon's The Insult, Russia's Loveless; Senegal's Félicité; South Africa's The Wound and Sweden's The Square starring Elisabeth Moss.
Jolie previously won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted.
Critically acclaimed: Diane Kruger is shown in a still from the Germany entry In The Fade that remains in the running for a Best Foreign Language Film nomination
She also recently received a nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for The Breadwinner in the Best Motion Picture – Animated category.
The Golden Globes will be held January 17.
The Oscars hosted by Jimmy Kimmel will take place on March 4 in Hollywood.
Oscar buzz: Sweden's entry The Square starring Elisabeth Moss was among the nine finalists for a nomination
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