The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee, led by two-time Academy Award and Emmy-winning documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, has chosen Cake to be submitted for Oscar thought in the ‘Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 91st Academy Awards.
We are feverish to proceed with the convention of sending films from Pakistan in the foreign language category of the institute awards! Every year, the entries wind up more grounded and we are keeping our fingers crossed that one of nowadays we will leave away with a golden statue!” the Saving Face director disclosed to The Media
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will pick the last nominees for all award category, including Best Foreign Language Film, in January 2019.
“I am greatly respected to have Cake representing Pakistan this year, and thankful to the advisory group for thinking about it commendable,” said director Asim Abbasi. “My deepest appreciation for my Cake family, who worked so hard and with such a great amount of belief to bring this film to the audiences. 2018 is ended up being an awesome year for Pakistani Cinema. May it proceed to develop and may we always find the courage and the vision to tell our scripts our own particular manner.”
In the presence of following strong contenders from, around the world, ‘Cake’ seems like a weak selection to get a top slot.
“Birds of Passage” (Columbia)
“Burning” (South Korea)
“Cold War” (Poland)
“Everybody Knows” (Spain)
“The Guilty” (Denmark)
“Happy as Lazzaro” (Italy)
“The Heiress” (Paraguay)
The entire and final list of Oscar nominees will be declared on January 22, 2019, the presentation show for the 91st Academy Awards arrange to happen on 24th February 2019.