Indian Film ‘Newton’ Out Of Oscar Race


New Delhi: All hopes are lost. “Newton”, is out of the race.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday that only nine feature films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards, according to the official website of the Oscars.

Indian film “Newton” dropped out of this new list. The nine films that have made to the next round are: “A Fantastic Woman” (Chile), “In the Fade” (Germany), “On Body and Soula (Hungary), “Foxtrot” (Israel), “The Insult” (Lebanon), “Loveless” (Russia), “Felicite” (Senegal), “The Wound” (South Africa) and “The Square” (Sweden).

India’s entry “Newton” directed by Amit V. Masurkar is a story set against the backdrop of elections in the world’s largest democracy. Actor Rajkummar Rao received several domestic awards for his portrayal of an election officer who fights against the system and politics to help conduct free and fair elections in a poor, backward area of India.