Did you know that this year’s Oscar nominees also have Brazilians? This is the director of Rio de Janeiro, Pedro Kos, whose film was nominated for the main prize in American cinema. He is the only Brazilian in this edition.
The short film “Onde U Morrow” (or “Lead Me Home”, in original English) is one of the contestants in the Best Documentary Short Film category.
The film brings together the moving stories of homeless people in the United States, reflecting a massive and urgent humanitarian crisis in the country.
Short is co-directed by Kos and American John Schenk. In addition to “Ode U Moro”, Carioca has directed two other shorts, “Solia” and “Rebel Hearts”, as well as a feature, “Partners of Health” – all documentaries.
This isn’t the first time a production by the name of Pedro Kos has appeared at the Oscars. He was responsible for editing the eponymous feature “Lixo Extraordinaire” in 2011. The documentary reports the work of plastic artist Vic Muniz in one of the world’s largest controlled landfills with reusable materials collectors at the Duc de Caixius.
The hope of beating the country from Pedro Kos remains for the country. In the meantime, the good news: The movie “Where I Live” is available on Netflix,
“Attack of the Dogs”, by Jane Campion, leads the nomination, appearing twelve times on the shortlist. By the way: The director became the first woman to receive two Oscar nominations for Best Director. The first was in 1994 for “The Piano”.
Then comes “Duna” with ten nominations. “Belfast” and “Amor, Sublime Amor” each compete in seven categories.
The awards ceremony for the 94th Academy Awards will be held in person at the traditional Dolby Theater in Hollywood on March 27.
The date was strategically thought to not coincide with the American football finals in the United States and the Winter Olympics – and thus try to reverse the declining trend of viewership in broadcasts of the ceremony in recent years.
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