PETALING JAYA: A documentary produced by two Malaysians has been nominated for a minor Oscar but two other Malaysian films Upin & Ipin and M for Mahathir failed to make the cut.
The documentary is St. Louis Superman, produced by Teng Poh Si and Cheyenne Tan. It received a nomination to be considered for Best Documentary Short Subject, according to Star Online.
However the Malaysian animated film Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal, did not receive a nomination in the Best Animated Feature category. It was among 32 animated films submitted for consideration.
M For Mahathir, which was Malaysia’s official submission for Best International Feature Film, also did not receive a nomination.
St Loius Superman is a 25-minute-long documentary about American activist and rapper Bruce Franks Jr, who won an election to the Missouri House Of Representatives in 2016 after an unarmed African-American teenager, Michael Brown Jr., was shot dead by a white policeman in 2014 near where Franks lived.
The film was short-listed together with four other documentaries, In The Absence, Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl), Life Overtakes Me and Walk Run Cha-Cha.
The Oscars are awards presented by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The awards will be presented on Feb 9.
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