Dhoni Biopic, Sarbjit And Mira Nair’s Queen Of Katwe In Oscars’ Long List

The MS Dhoni biopic starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Aishwarya Rai’s Sarbjit and Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe, have made it to the long list of 336 features films eligible for the Best Picture Oscar

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Dhoni Biopic, Sarbjit And Mira Nair’s Queen Of Katwe In Oscars’ Long List

The long list for the Best Picture Oscar has a strong Indian presence. Two Indian biopics have made it into the long list of contenders.  The film on Indian Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-Randeep Hooda starrer Sarbjit have made it to the long list of 336 feature films eligible for the Oscars.

Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair’s directorial venture Queen of Katwe is also part of the list.

Starring Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo and newcomer Madina Nalwangas, the film which won the critics over, is based on the real-life story of an underdog from the streets of rural Uganda who becomes an international chess champion.

La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Silence, Arrival, and Hacksaw Ridge. Superhero movies Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Captain America: Civil War, and X-Men: Apocalypse have also made the cut.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of films, reports Entertainment Weekly. To make it to the 2016 Academy Awards list, feature films must have played in a commercial theatre in Los Angeles County between January 1 and December 31 for at least seven days.


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