the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) released the names of this year’s Oscar nominees, and among this year’s nominees is a Hungarian short film, Mindenki (Sing).
To clarify, the film, directed by Kristof Deák, was not nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar; that category, which was won last year by the Hungarian film Son of Saul, is reserved for feature length films. That does not, however, take anything away from the enormity of Deák’s achievement.
Sing has already had a great degree of international success before today’s nomination in the Live Action Short Film category: the film won the Grand Prix prize at the Short Shorts Film Festival in Tokyo, the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Kids category, and the Adult Jury Prize in the Live-action Short Film category at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (read our full article on Sing and other Hungarian Oscar contenders here).
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