Discover 5 Brazilian films that have already been quoted, but have not received Oscar nominationsTaisa
Although the North Americans still dominate the awards, we have already had several Brazilian films and artists at the Oscars. But what about those movies that ALMOST were nominated? Do you know some?
Every year, Brazil is entitled to send only one film to compete for the “Best Foreign Film” category, as are all other countries that do not speak English as their official language. To date, only 4 Brazilian works have been selected by the jury of the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to compete in the category, but none of them won the statuette. In addition, Brazilian films (such as Cidade de Deus) competed in other categories, but were not the winners.
Inevitably, every year we have productions that not only don’t win a statuette, but are not even nominated. Check out a list of 5 works that had potential, but were left out!
#5 “O Começo da Vida” (2016), de Estela Renner
Estela Renner directs this documentary about early childhood and how babies develop not just from their DNA, but from the combination of their genetic background and relationships with those around them. Heavily speculated for pre-nomination at the 2017 Oscars, the film was not nominated.
#4 “Como Nossos Pais” (2017), Laís Bodanzky
Acclaimed for performances that appear natural, short dialogues and simple composition, “Como Nosso Pais” was shortlisted for the 2018 Oscars, but the Brazilian film selected by the Brazilian Film Academy was “Bingo”.
#3 “O Caso do Homem Errado” (2017), de Camila de Moraes
Directed by the filmmaker who is the second black woman to direct a film on a commercial circuit in Brazil, the documentary tells the story of the young black worker Júlio César de Melo Pinto, executed by the Military Brigade in the 1980s, in Porto Alegre. The feature brings to the discussion a subject that needs attention: police violence against blacks. In addition to the case that gives the production its name, it also explores two other similar cases.
#2 “Bacurau” (2019), de Kléber Mendonça e Juliano Dornelles
The feature film by Kléber Mendonça and Juliano Dornelles was talked about in Brazil and abroad, but was left out of the 2020 nominations. With an impeccable cast and a breathtaking script, many Brazilians were upset about the lack of the film. at the most important film event of the year.
#1 “Carne” (2020), de Camila Kater
This year, a work that created great expectations to join the official nominees was “Carne”, by Camila Kater. The animation was qualified for the Oscars 2021, but unfortunately did not make it to the nominations. Still, it’s worth watching and getting inspired by this amazing short!
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