SA's Sew the Winter to My Skin doesn't make Oscar shortlist

A scene from Sew the Winter to my Skin. (Photo supplied)
A scene from Sew the Winter to my Skin. (Photo supplied)

Cape Town - South Africa's official Oscar entry in the Best Foreign Language Film Award category Sew the Winter to My Skin did not make the Academy shortlist for foreign language nominees.


This is SA's entry for the 2019 Oscars

Cape Town - The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced on Friday that the feature film, Sew the Winter to My Skin, has been submitted as South Africa's official selection to the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the category for Best Foreign Language Film Award.

Meanwhile, Alfonso Cuaron's Roma and Lee Chang-dong's thriller Burning are among the nine films that are being considered for a foreign language Oscar nomination.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its shortlist for foreign language nominees on Monday, along with a slew of other categories including best documentary and score.

Many believe Mexico's Roma to be a front-runner for a best picture nomination as well, while the acclaimed Burning is now one step closer to being South Korea's first ever nomination in the category.

Other films in contention include Poland's Cold War, which was snubbed by the Golden Globes, Lebanon's Capernaum, Japan's Shoplifters, Colombia's Birds of Passage, Denmark's The Guilty, Germany's Never Look Away and Kazakhstan's Ayka.

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on 22 January 2019.