Oscars Nominations 2022: "Jai Bhim"
A brave activist-lawyer fights for justice when a poor tribal man, who gets falsely accused of robbery, goes missing from the police custody.
Movie buffs will be waiting with bated breath for the Oscars nominations announcement on the evening of Tuesday, February 8. Fans in India have a reason to look forward to the live stream as Suriya's critically acclaimed feature film Jai Bhim is amongst the 276 titles that will be eyeing the shortlist for the Best Film category at the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, which will be presented in a ceremony on March 27. There will be 10 titles entering the shortlist in Best Film category at the Oscars.
After host Jacqueline Coley created a lot of buzz, especially among the Indian audience. Replying to a tweet asking which Oscar nomination could provoke the biggest reaction, Jacqueline said "Jai Bhim for Best Picture. Trust me on this one."
Which Oscar nomination could provoke the biggest reaction from you tomorrow morning?— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) February 8, 2022
Screenshots of her tweets have since gone viral online with members of the Tamil film industry sharing their hope for an Oscar nod, if not the big win. Back in January, 'Jai Bhim', starring Suriya in the lead and directed by TJ Gnanavel, featured on the Academy's list of the 276 films eligible for the 94th Academy Awards.
'Jai Bhim' was among the many films that featured on the list of films in the running for Best Picture. Apart from this, the Mohanlal-starrer 'Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham', also made the cut.
"Mother India, Salaam Bombay and Lagaan are the Indian movies to have made it to the top five in the Best International Feature category at #Oscars. Hope #JaiBhim will be 4th Movie to enter the Category! Fingers Crossed," a fan said on Twitter.
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