‘Ploning’ fails bid for an Oscar nomination

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nine films eligible for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar this year. These nine films were chosen from 65 eligible films from different countries, including the Philippines’ “Ploning.”

Unfortunately, “Ploning” – which stars Judy Ann Santos and directed by Dante “Nico” Garcia – did not make the cut.

According to a report by Susan King in an article posted at the Los Angeles Times ( theenvelope.latimes.com), several hundred Los Angeles-based members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted for their six top choices among the 65 eligible films, while the three titles were selected by Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award Executive committee

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