Nadine Labaki’s Caphernaüm Shortlisted for an Oscar

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byAmina Kaabi

It’s been quite the year for 44-year-old Lebanese director Nadine Labaki. And with the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards revealed earlier this week, her celebratory streak seems to be endless.

 

A week after Capharnaüm was nominated for the Golden Globes’ Best Picture Foreign Language category, the film has now also been shortlisted for the Oscars in the same category, making Labaki the first Arab female director to be nominated in the category.

 

 

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We re nominated for the golden globes!!!! My beautiful #capharnaum team this is for you !!!!! @goldenglobes @capharnaumthefilm #capernum

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The director quickly took to her Instagram to mark the occasion. “What an incredible moment in our film’s journey and a major milestone for Lebanese and Arab cinema” she wrote. “After years of research, tears and sweat, long production hours and sleepless nights, our film has been recognized on this year’s Foreign Language #Oscar shortlist among eight other films from a selection that exceeded 80 submissions from all around the world. We couldn’t be prouder”.

 

 

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#Capharnaum is SHORTLISTED for an #Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film! What an incredible moment in our film’s journey and a major milestone for Lebanese and Arab cinema. After years of research, tears and sweat, long production hours and sleepless nights, our film has been recognized on this year’s Foreign Language #Oscar shortlist among 8 other films from a selection that exceeded 80 submissions from all around the world. We couldn’t be prouder. Thank you @TheAcademy for this immense honor. Thank you @SonyClassics for bringing the film to American audiences and voters. Thank you to each and every member of our cast and crew. And thank you to every audience member who went to see the film at film festivals and in cinemas. #Oscars2019 #Capharnaum

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The film was shortlisted alongside Colombia’s Birds of Passage, Denmark’s The Guilty, Germany’s Never Look Away, Japan’s Shoplifters, Kazakhstan’s Ayka, Mexico’s Roma Poland’s Cold War and South Korea’s Burning. Capharnaüm is the second film from Lebanon to make its way to the Oscars, with Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult, becoming the first to score a nomination last year.

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