Several Hungarians will be there on the Oscar Awards not just the Son of Saul
Hungarian Holocaust film" Son of Saul" was nominated for the best foreign film Academy Award.
Embrace of the Serpent (Argentina, Columbia, Venezuela), Mustang (Turkey, France, Quatar, Germany), Theeb (UAE) and A War (Denmark) are the other four nominees.
The announcement was made early Thursday morning in a ceremony in Los Angeles.
“Son of Saul,” which tells the story of a Jewish concentration camp inmate forced to help cremate his fellow prisoners, won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film earlier this week. According to critics, Son of Saul was quite a safe bet for nomination .Producer Gabor Sipos said humbly after the announcement that they “expected the nomination” but they were “also extremely nervous until it was announced”. “This is a time for joy”, he added.
We can cheer for other Hungarians on the Oscar Gala. On 15th of December they were published the abbreviated list of the Best Makeup and Hairstyle category, and one award nominated production has implications for Hungary. The half part of The hundred- years -old man who climbed out the window and disappeared Swedish movie was shooting in Hungary, Erzsebet Racz as a hairdresser and Eva Kozma as a make-up artist worked on the film. The two Hungarian experts worked under Eva Von Bahr and Love Larson’s hand. The movie called the Swedish Forrest Gump. Budapest was substituting plenty of European metropolis: Stockholm, Moscow, Geneva, Paris and Saint Petersburg. They were shooting here those scenes where they had to make up the main character for hundred-years-old.
This category has just 3 nominees every year. The probable winners: Mad Max: Fury Road, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, The Revenant
We can’t wait to know which Hungarians will be our next pride. Finger cross for all of them.
(Many people don’t know these prizes wouldn’t be the first Hungarian Oscar because “The Fly” by Ferenc Rofusz won the first one in 1981 in Animated Short Film category and this followed the “Mephisto” from Istvan Szabo in 1982 in the “Best Foreign Language Film” category.)
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 28.