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Ukrainian documentary 20 Days in Mariupol shortlisted in two Oscar nominations

22 December, 2023 Friday
10:54

20 Days in Mariupol tells the story of the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion, the bombing of a maternity hospital, and the rescue of the author and his Associated Press colleagues from the city

The official Oscar website reported the information. 

20 Days in Mariupol is nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film and Best International Feature Film. This is the first time in history that a Ukrainian film has been shortlisted in the second category. 

What is 20 Days in Mariupol about?

20 Days in Mariupol is a film by Ukrainian journalist and photographer Mstyslav Chernov. He was joined by photographer Evgeniy Maloletka and producer Vasilisa Stepanenko. The film tells the story of the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia, the bombing of the maternity hospital and the rescue of the author and his colleagues from the Associated Press from the city surrounded by Russian troops.

In 2023, the authors of the film won the Pulitzer Prize in the category of Public Service.

What other films are among the Oscar contenders? 

The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which annually organizes the Oscars for achievements in cinematography, announced the list of all the nominees for the award on December 21.

Among the Oscar nominees in various categories are Greta Gerwig's Barbie, Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer and Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Full Moon.

The final list of finalists will be announced on January 23, 2024.

The 96th Academy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on March 10.

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