India’s ‘Liar’s Dice’ out of Oscar race

India’s official entry to the Oscar ‘Liar’s Dice’ is out of the Oscar race. Geetu Mohandas's ‘Liar's Dice’ not chosen for the next round of nomination. It was selected among 30 shortlisted movies by Film the Federation of India (FFI) to represent the country at prestigious Oscars in the foreign language film category.

 ‘Liar's Dice’, which tells the story of a young mother who takes her daughter in search for her missing husband, was among 83 movies considered for the foreign language category for the 87th Academy Awards. Nine out of 83 movies moved to the next category. The film stars Geetanjali Thapa and Nawazuddin Siddiqui

The nine shortlisted films are: Damian Szifron's "Wild Tales" (Argentina), Zaza Urushadze's "Tangerines" (Estonia), George Ovashvili's "Corn Island" (Georgia), Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu" (Mauritania), Paula van der Oest's "Accused" (Netherlands), Pawel Pawlikowski's "Ida" (Poland), Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Leviathan" (Russia), Ruben Ostlund's "Force Majeure" (Sweden) and Alberto Arvelo's "The Liberator" (Venezuela).

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live Jan 15, 2015 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn theatre while the Oscars will be held on Feb 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood.

India has never won an Oscar in the best foreign film category. The last Indian film that made it to the final five nominees was Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘Lagaan’ for the 74th Academy Awards in 2003 but unfortunately coming so close, it missed out the award.